Saturday, August 13, 2011

From the Office of the County Clerk - G119: Astros @ Dodgers

This is terrible. Astros lose in extras, 1-0, in 10 innings.

*The last time the Astros played in back-to-back extra-innings games was on June 27-28, 2007 at Milwaukee and at home to Colorado. They split those two games. The last time they lost two consecutive extra-innings games was July 8-9, 2006 - both at home to St. Louis.

*It's the third 1-0 game of the season (1-2), and the 24th time this season the Astros have been held to zero or one run.

*Loss trend update: four in a row, seven of eight, eleven of their last fourteen.

*Bud Norris had a solid, solid game: 7IP, 2H/0ER, 8K:4BB. In three starts against the Dodgers this season, Norris has thrown 20IP, allowing 9H/2ER, 18K:8BB.

*The Astros issued three intentional walks and five unintentional walks to the Dodgers. It's the fifth time the Astros have walked 8+ batters this season and are, predictably, 0-5. When allowing 5+ walks, the Astros are 6-23. How did they win six? It's a miracle.

*The "offense" got three hits and four walks - with no extra-base hits. Your hits came courtesy of Altuve, Bourgeois, and a pinch-hit from Brian Bogusevic. J.B. Shuck and Carlos Lee drew two walks each.

*It's the second time this season the Astros have drawn more walks than hits.

*Jason Bourgeois has four hits in his last eight ABs.

*Since the All-Star Break, Clint Barmes is hitting .259/.308/.424 (.250/.324/.379 before the ASG).

*The final eight batters of this game were retired, with Bogusevic's pinch-hit single in the 8th coming as the final hit. Shuck bunted into a double play to erase him. Prior to that, the Astros struck out in order - all swinging - in the 7th; meaning that eleven of the final twelve batters didn't reach base.

*Man of the Match: Bud Norris

*Goat of the Game: E'rybody.