Friday, April 8, 2011

From the Office of the County Clerk - G7: Astros v. Marlins

So the Astros give the fans something to remember them by and lose to the Marlins, 4-3.

*The Astros haven't won a home opener since 2008, when they beat the Cardinals, 5-3.

*This one was on the bullpen. Wandy pitched a good one, allowing 8H/1ER, 2K:0BB. A bullpen of Wilton and Lopez allowed 2IP, 6H/3ER, 0K:0BB.

*Marlins catcher Brett Hayes, who came into tonight 2x2, went 2x4 with two 2Bs. He had six doubles in 83 PAs in 2010.

*Wandy fared much better this time around, though his 7Ks in two starts are the fewest since June 18/24, 2010, when he had 6K over two starts.

*J.R. Towles and Brett Wallace both hit HRs tonight, and Pence and Wallace added doubles. It's the most XBHs of the season, and the first multi-HR game of the year.

*Fulchino gave up a 9th Inning HR to Chris Coghlan. Of Coghlan's 15HRs, that was his 2nd 9th Inning HR, and his first 9th Inning game-winning homer.

*As mentioned previously, Towles hit himself a homer. It was his first since April 17, 2010. Of his nine career homers, six have come in April.

*Brett Wallace had seven total bases on the night. His double and HR were his first and second XBHs of the season, and the first multi-XBH game of his career. Wallace's performance gives him a .270 AVG at Minute Maid, and a .191 AVG on the road.

Man of the Match: Brett Wallace, for his 9th Inning opposite-field homer.

*Goat of the Game: Wilton Lopez, who gave the Marlins the lead in the 8th Inning