Friday, June 10, 2011

From the Office of the County Clerk - G63: Astros v. Cardinals

Well that sucked all kinds of things. Cards score five in the 6th, and beat the Astros 9-2.

*The Astros drop to 2-6 against St. Louis, yet still hold the series lead since the beginning of 2010, 12-11.

*Since the out-of-nowhere four-game win streak, the Astros are 1-5.

*J.A. Happ threw 5.1IP, allowing 6H/6ER, 5K:2BB. The loss drops Happ to 3-8, and that 8th loss ties him with Jeremy Guthrie and John Danks for most in the Majors.

*Wilton Lopez allowed two baserunners (1H/1BB) - and three of Happ's runs - in one out. In his last ten games, Lopez has 8K:8BB, walking at least one batter in seven of those games. This is incredible, as Lopez only walked five batters in 67IP in 2010.

*Jeff Fulchino struck out two batters in 1IP, but allowed 2H/1ER. Fernando Rodriguez gave up two solo homers (striking out four) in 2IP. In Rodriguez' first four appearances, he managed to allow 2H/0ER, 6K:2BB in 4.2IP. In his last two appearances (3IP), he's allowed 4H/3ER, 6K:0BB.

*The Astros, as an offense, managed seven hits - all singles. It's the first time since May 10 (26 games), and the third time this season, that they did not get an extra-base hit.

*Hunter Pence extended his hitting streak to 20 games with a 2x4 night. In those 20 games, 11 of those have been multi-hit games, and his OPS has risen 70 points (.777 to .847).

*Carlos Lee didn't get a hit, but drew two walks - again - for the third straight game. The last time he had drawn even one walk in three straight games was August 1-3, 2010.

*So far in June, Brett Wallace - in six games - is 7x22 with 5K:4BB, hitting .318/.423/.409. He has two extra-base hits - both doubles.

*Man of the Match: Hunter Pence

*Goat of the Game: Wilton Lopez

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