Monday, May 28, 2012

From the Office of the County Clerk - G49: Astros @ Rockies

Jordan Lyles (0-1, 5.29) vs Alex White (1-3, 5.32)

Apparently the Astros weren't happy being scheduled to play 'only' 18 innings today, thanks to their Double Header, so they took the Rockies to extra innings in the night cap. In the end it was the Rockies who prevailed over the Astros 7-6 in 10 innings. The Astros and Rockies ended up playing a total of 19 innings today. The Astros finish the day with a year to date record of 22-27, while the Rockies now sit at 19-29. The Astros have now lost 4 in a row. The two teams take a day off tomorrow, before concluding the series on Wednesday.

*Jordan Lyles didn't have a great night. His line: 5.0 IP / 6 H / 6 R / 4 ER / 2 BB / 3 K. Following him were a plethora of Astros relief pitchers - Cruz, Wright, Lopez, Cedeno, Rodriguez, Lyon and finally Myers.

Observations:

*The Astros deployed a slightly different lineup for the nightcap. However, thanks to extra innings, there weren't many 'nights off' to be had.

*Schafer led off again and went 1 for 4 with a RBI. The fact that he was able to play both games of the doubleheader SHOULD mean he's fully recovered from his injury.

*Altuve batted second but had a rough night at the plate, going 0 for 5.

*Bogusevic was promoted to third in the lineup with Lowrie having the night off (to start - although he did enter the game as a pinch hitter), and he responded going 3 for 5 with 2 RBI and a run on his homerun.

*CJ and Castro got the night off, with Downs and Snyder in their place. Neither were much of a factor at the plate. CJ was used a pinch hitter so he also did not get the full night off - much like Lowrie.

*Snyder & Maxwell also homered tonight.

*Myers entered the game in the 10th and promptly gave up a single to Cuddyer, and a triple to Fowler to end the game.

Turning Point:

Brett Myers entering the game.

Man of the Match:

The bullpen. Until Brett Myers came in. And offensively, Bogusevic.

Goat of the Game:

Brett Myers. And CJ for grounding into a double play in the top of the 10th to kill a very good chance of scoring for the Astros.

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