Thursday, May 5, 2011

From the Office of the County Clerk - G31: Astros @ Reds

The Astros dropped to 12-19 with their 10-4 loss at the hands of Cincinnati, two games ahead of their 2010 pace.

*The Astros are 3-6 in day games.

*The loss drops the Astros to 2-4 against the Reds, and 7-11 v the NL Central.

*It's the fourth time the Astros have allowed 10+ runs this season - two are against Cincinnati (and have been outscored 39-25).

*Myers failed to get 18 outs for the first time this season, allowing 9H/6ER, 4K:3BB in 5.2IP. It was the fourth time in his last five outings that he averaged 1+ hits/IP.

*Myers' 28 Game Score was his 2nd-lowest in his two seasons with the Astros. The only one lower was a 20 he posted on September 30 at...Cincinnati.

*After productive appearances by Del Rosario (a former Red) and Fulchino, Nelson Figueroa came in and Figueroa-ed it up: 1IP, 5H/4ER, 0K:0BB. Figueroa's ERA is now an even 9.00 - allowing 27ER in 27IP. It took him until appearance #28 (73IP) in 2010 to allow 27ER.

*Fred Lewis homered off Myers for his first of the year, in his 2nd PA of the season. He had not hit a homerun since August 14, 2010 - a span of 83 plate appearances.

*Otherwise, the offense was passable. Bourn-Bourgeois-Pence combined for 3x10 with 3BB and 4RBI. Bourgeois drew two walks. So after 43PAs without a walk, he has now walked three times in his last 7PAs.

*Bourgeois also stole two bases, tying him for the league lead at 11, with Bourn (111ABs) and Jose Reyes (134ABs). Bourgeois has 46ABs.

*Brett Wallace went 0x4, giving him back-to-back 0fers for the first time (in starts) since G2/3. He's now gone 0x10 since hitting a homer in G29 vs. Cincinnati.

*Michael Bourn went 0x4 (with a walk), and now has one hit in his last 14PAs.

*Hunter Pence was 2x4 with 3RBI. It's his first 3+ RBI game since April 12 v. Chicago, and he now has a nine-game hitting streak.

*Man of the Match: Jason Bourgeois

*Goat of the Game: Nelson Figueroa. After the Astros brought it back to 6-4 in the 8th, he goes and gives up four runs.