Wednesday, August 10, 2011

From the Office of the County Clerk - G116: Astros @ Diamondbacks

How in the hell did they lose that game? By giving up ten of the last 12 runs, I suppose. Astros blow a 7-1 lead, lose 11-9.

*The loss ties a season-high for largest blown lead, at six runs.

*It also drops the Astros to 1-4 against the Diamondbacks. Arizona is one of six teams that the Astros have 0 or 1 win against this season.

*The loss is their fourth in five games, and the eighth in their last eleven.

*The 11ER are the third-highest of the season, and the second-highest allowed to an NL team. The Astros have not won a game this season when allowing 7+ ER.

*Jordan Lyles threw 5IP, allowing 12H/7ER, 2K:0BB. It's the 2nd Disaster Start of his young career, with the 12 hits and 7ER making its mark as career highs.

*Jordan Lyles had a rough outing, but left with a 7-5 lead, with runners on second and third. And Wilton Lopez allowed both of those runners, and two of his own, to score. So the Astros came into the 6th with a 7-5 lead, and left it with a 9-7 deficit.

*That said, Lyles runs his walk-less streak to 20IP, or 84 batters faced.

*Wilton Lopez nutted it up real nice, allowing 2H/2ER, 0K:1BB, and facing six batters. He snapped a three-outing hitless streak.

*Justin Upton was 3x5 with 4RBI for the Dia'ond'ack', including a homer he hit off Lopez. It was the 3rd homer Lopez allowed this season, and two of them have now come off the opposing team's #3 hitter.

*And now for the offense. The nine runs are the 4th-highest total of the season, and when scoring 8+ runs, the Astros are now 7-2.

*Brian Bogusevic was one of a few big stories for the offense, going 3x5 with a double, homer, and 3RBI. That homer is notable, as it's Bogusevic's first career ML homer. Coming into last night's game, Bogusevic was hitting .217/.321/.261, and he left the clubhouse after the game hitting .255/.345/.373.

*J.D. Martinez was 2x4 with a double and a homer - his fourth of the year. Martinez has hit four homers in 24 ABs. Carlos Lee (who went 1x3 with 2BB, 2RBI) has hit four homers in his last 119 ABs. Oh, and Martinez also got himself an outfield assist.

*Jimmy Paredes also hit his first career home run, going 3x5, also with a double.

*Man of the Match: Brian Bogusevic

*Goat of the Game: Jason Bourgeois - 0x5 from the lead-off spot. In the nine games since Bourn has been traded, Bourgeois is 4x39 with one extra-base hit.

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