Thursday, June 30, 2011

From the Office of the County Clerk - G81: Astros v. Rangers

This is officially getting old. Astros lose 3-2.

*It's the fifth straight year the Rangers have taken the Silver Boot, if that sort of thing means something to you.

*For the 9th game this season, an opponent hit a homer to lead-off the game (Ian Kinsler). I'm not necessarily interested in seeing how this stacks up against the rest of the League. Not now, anyway.

*The Rangers have hit 11 homers off the Astros this season, with a game to play tomorrow, tying the Braves for the team with the most homers off Astros pitching.

*Brett Myers allowed both Rangers homers for his 21st and 22nd allowed - vaulting him back above Bronson Arroyo for the most allowed in the Majors. Rangers starter Colby Lewis allowed his 20th homer to Carlos Lee for 3rd-most in MLB.

*The 3-2 loss drops the Astros to 10-14 in one-run games, and also marks their 8th straight loss at home