Friday, August 24, 2012

From the Office of the County Clerk: G126 - Astros @ Mets

Jordan Lyles (2-10, 5.70) vs Jon Niese (10-6, 3.49)

"Let's start a winning streak!" Lucas Harrell said. "Oh yes, let's," said the rest of the team. Jordan Lyles was on point, the bullpen backed him up, and the offense did enough to send the Astros to a 3-1 win. They break the seven-game losing streak with their 13th road win and (finally!) their 40th overall, putting Tony DeFrancesco in the MLB winner's column for the first time.

*Only an umpire-reviewed solo home run by David Wright kept Jordan Lyles from a scoreless outing. He limited the Mets to just three hits in his six innings, ending up with a 6 IP / 3 H / 1 R / 1 ER / 2 BB / 4 K line. Wesley Wright allowed only a single in his inning of work, Fernando Rodriguez allowed only a walk in this 0.2, then Wilton Lopez sealed the deal with 1.1 perfect.


*Lyles did it on both sides of the ball tonight, helping his own cause with a RBI double, and finishing 1 for 2.

*Brandon Barnes scored on Lyles' double, which he immediately preceded with a RBI double of his own, going 1 for 3 on the night.

*Tyler Greene (1 for 4) added onto Houston's total with a solo home run off Jon Niese in the 7th. It was Greene's third home run with the Astros in 42 AB, to go with the four he had in 179 AB for St. Louis.

*Chris Snyder continued swinging the bat well, going 2 for 3 with a double, a walk, and a run scored. His hitting streak is up to five games now, with a .438 average (7 for 16) over that span.

Turning Point:

Steve Pearce and Tyler Greene both struck out to begin the 2nd inning, but Chris Snyder worked a walk thereafter. Barnes and Lyles followed with their back-to-back RBI doubles, giving Houston a 2-0 lead that they would never relinquish.

Man of the Match:

Jordan Lyles don't need no stinkin' DH! Great job on the mound, earning him his third win this season, and he got the game-winning RBI to boot.

Goat of the Game:

Aren't we all just happy when the Astros win? No goat again.