Saturday, May 28, 2011

From the Office of the County Clerk - G51: Astros v. Diamondbacks

Now that was painful - on just about every level. Astros blow a huge lead, and lose Quintero, to the Diamondbacks, 7-6.

*The Astros blew a 6-0 lead - their largest of the season.

*They had a 6-4 lead going into the 7th, meaning that, when leading after six innings, the Astros are just 13-7.

*Brett Myers threw 5.2IP, 5H/4ER, 4K:3BB, 2HR. The two homers he gave up to Juan Miranda put him at the top of the league in homers allowed, at 14. Those 14 homers are the most allowed in all of baseball, one ahead (or behind, depending on how you look at it) of Texas' Colby Lewis.

*Just for comparison, Myers has allowed 14HR in 68.2IP. In 2010 Myers gave up 20HR in 223.2IP. His 1.8 HR/9 rate is a full homer higher than 2010, but 0.5 HR/9 lower than his 2009 season, when the Phillies promptly let him go.

*Still Sergio Escalona allowed a run for the first time since May 10 - six appearances between ERs.

*But actually, the run was allowed by Wilton Lopez, who then went and got the BS/L by allowing three hits, a walk, and committing a throwing error on the play that got Quintero hurt. It was the first time Lopez allowed three hits in an outing since April 13 - after which he went on the DL.

*The offense got the job done, but again, the pitching threw it away. In 11 games where the Astros score 6+ runs, they're just 7-4.

*Michael Bourn was 3x5 with 3RBI. Since May 18, Bourn is hitting .333/.415/.472. He has 16 RBIs on the year - and six of those have come in the last four games.

*Hunter Pence was 1x3, but with 2BBs. It's the 19th time in his career (631 games) that he has drawn 2+ walks in a game. Pence has a 7.1% walk rate in 2011, up slightly from his 6.2% walk rate in 2010, and better than his career 6.8% walk rate.