Tuesday, May 10, 2011

From the Office of the County Clerk - G35: Astros v Reds

Anuery's second start didn't go as well as his first, and the Astros made Travis Wood look like Smokey Joe Wood, losing 6-1 to Cincinnati.

*The Astros are 11-27 against the Reds since the beginning of 2009.

*They've been outscored 15-32 since the 10-4 win against Cincinnati in G29.

*Travis Wood held the Astros to 6H/0ER, 6K:1BB in 6.2IP - and he hit a three-run homer. Wood's 67 Game Score is his highest since his first start of the season, when he threw a 72 against the Brewers. So in two starts against Houston this season, he has thrown 12.2IP, 11H/2ER, 13K:5BB.

*It was the 2nd homer of Wood's career, and Zach Levine retweeted a follower who noted that the Astros have given up three of the five homers hit by a pitcher this season.

*The Aneurysm gave up two more homers, giving him four HR allowed in 18IP. That puts him one behind Wandy (45IP), Norris (42.2IP), and Happ (40.2IP).

*Nelson Figueroa gave up 3H/1ER, 3K:2BB in 2IP - and we'll have more notes about him later this morning. In 29IP, he's allowed 45H/28ER, 17K:16BB. That's an 8.69 ERA/2.10 WHIP. Coming into last night's game, FanGraphs listed him with a 4.90 FIP.

*Hunter Pence was 2x4 with a triple and a solo homer. He has a 13-game hitting streak, and is 19x54 with two doubles, a triple, and two homers in that span.

*The Astros were 1x8 w/RISP for the game.

*J.R. Towles was 0x4 for this second straight start, and Brett Wallace was 0x3, but with a walk. Wallace has one hit in his last 18ABs.

*Man of the Match: Hunter Pence

*Goat of the Game: Aneury Rodriguez