Monday, August 12, 2013

From the Office of the County Clerk - G117: Astros vs. Rangers

Yu Darvish (11-5, 2.72) vs Brett Oberholtzer (2-0, 2.53)

Really? Are we really almost writing this story again? Yu Darvish was perfect in Houston until the 6th, had a no-hitter until the 8th, then Carlos Marwin Corporan broke it up. But too little, too late, and the Astros get swept by the Rangers with a 2-1 final. Houston falls to 1-10 in August, and 37-80 overall.

On the Mound:

*In three relief appearances with Houston, Brett Oberholtzer never posted a scoreless outing. In three starts now, this was the first time he surrendered any runs. But he was still rock solid, posting a 6.2 IP / 7 H / 2 R / 2 ER / 2 BB / 6 K line.

*How about that trusty Astros bullpen, no? 1.1 IP of one-hit, scoreless ball from Josh Fields, followed by a one-hit, scoreless 9th from Chia-Jen Lo.

At the Plate:

*Jonathan Villar got a walk in the 6th, and A.J. Pierzynski got ejected arguing about it.

*Carlos Corporan channeled his inner Marwin and hit a one-out solo homer in the 8th.


Turning Point:

Yu Darvish.

Man of the Match:

Brett Oberholtzer, who was on the wrong end of a steamroller today.

Goat of the Game:

Any Astro with a Bat.


Anonymous said...

Goat of the series goes to Brett "The Whiff" Wallace... Looks like he's back to his stellar form from earlier this season.

Time for him to go.

Anonymous said...

wow Cockroach is back!

Anonymous said...

I would love AC to post Wallace's splits since he returned from AAA earlier this year. I kind of get the impression that he has been hitting pretty well. Seem to remember a bunch of good home runs and hard hit singles....

Anonymous said...

"The Whiff" --- I like it... Let's roll with it.

Agreed, he's hit light years better since be recalled, but the K's still are outta control.

He's not the answer... He needs a change of scenery. He'll never be good enough once the team is ready to win again. His sample size of MLB stats is now large enough to know what he is --- a AAAA player.