Sunday, April 3, 2011

From the Office of the County Clerk - G2: Astros @ Phillies

Angel Sanchez did his best to prove people wrong by getting some hits and Carlos Lee showed up about 50 games before he did in 2010 - but Ugly Wandy was pitching, and the Phillies rolled the Astros 9-4.

*The Astros struck out 14 times last night, including three Ks each from Bourn and Hall. They struck out 10+ times in a game 17 times in 2010.

*And, as expected, the Astros didn't draw a walk, meaning that they haven't worked a four-ball count in 18 innings this season. Of those 17 games with 10+ Ks, the Astros combined that with 0BBs in 13 of them, and 21 games overall.

*Carlos Lee is the offensive story of the night, going 3x4 with a 3B and a HR and 4RBI. His first HR came in G27, and he last hit a triple on April 25, 2010.

*Lee accounted for all four Astros runs. He had three 4RBI games in 2010, and twice had 3+ RBI that accounted for all of Houston's runs. And he is now 8x21 with 7RBI against Cliff Lee.

*Angel Sanchez managed to get on base three times (with 2x3 and reaching on an error), and scored three runs.

*We mentioned Ugly Wandy, who got lit up, to the tune of 4IP, 9H/7ER, 5K:1BB. In April starts dating back all the way to 2010, Wandy has posted a line of 28.2IP, 34H/17ER, 19K:9BB.

*Enerio Del Rosario and Mark Melancon were the only pitchers to not allow a run.

Man of the Match: Carlos Lee

Goat of the Game: Wandy Rodriguez