Tuesday, June 11, 2013

From the Office of the County Clerk: G66 - Astros @ Mariners

Bud Norris (5-5, 3.43) vs Aaron Harang (2-6, 6.70)

Aaron Harang? Really?? Once upon a time, the Houston Astros used to own Harang with regularity. Once upon a time, Aaron Harang actually used to be considered good. Long gone now are those halcyon days, and that only makes a game like tonight's sting that much more. Harang held the Astros to two hits over a complete game, the defense was awful again, and another quality start from Bud Norris was wasted - Houston falls tonight to the Mariners 4-0. The latest losing streak is now at six, and they're 22-43 overall.

On the Mound:

*Bud Norris allowed three runs over seven innings, but that doesn't tell the whole story. An Astros error in each of the first two innings (Cedeno, Crowe) contributed to a run scoring in each frame, accounting for two thirds of Seattle's offense against Bud. His latest tough luck line: 7 IP / 5 H / 3 R / 3 ER / 1 BB / 6 K.

*Wesley Wright, why not? Allowed a double, a single, and another run in his one inning of work.

At the Plate:

*J.D. Martinez singled in the 2nd, and singled again in the 8th to finish 2 for 3 with a K. That was it for the Astros' Arctic offense against Harang.

Turning Point:

Endy Chavez led off the Mariners' 1st with a double to right field, then advanced to third when Ronny Cedeno couldn't handle the throw from Trevor Crowe. A popup and a K later, Bud was almost out of the inning, but a wild pitch with Raul Ibanez batting let Chavez score. Houston never got a runner as far as 2nd base, so that one blunder sealed the game for Seattle.

Man of the Match:

Bud Norris. Maybe at least the Giants liked what they saw tonight.

Goat of the Game:

Every Astros Hitter Not Named J.D. Martinez. Freakin' awful performance against a very beatable opponent.


Anonymous said...

Disgusting......simply disgusting.
*TWO* nights in a ROW....the guys commit ERRORS. This team came out on the field with their guns....and shot the pitcher. They are bad ENOUGH, they don't need errors to make that a any more

Anonymous said...

when u have no payroll and put players on a MLB field that don't belong, your going to get errors and lots of them. As talent shows on other clubs as the season heats up, the lack of it on this one will show even more unfortunately.

Anonymous said...

Disagree. Defense is largely a matter of concentration and hard work, with some lesser contribution from talent. They just aren't putting good at bats together - haven't since they shelled Freddy Garcia.

Anonymous said...

Just checked out the highlights at MLB at bat. Good to see the MLB advanced media guys felt good enough to tack on "pena's diving stop" on the end of the highlights, otherwise we would have been shut out of them, too. ALL the other highlights are Mariners ones. They ain't playing well at the moment.

Bo Porter said...

I'm gonna do some yelling!

Anonymous said...

atleast he dodgers and dbacks made today in mlb exciting :)