Monday, April 14, 2014

The Week That Was: April 7-13

It's easy to overreact to individual games on a daily basis - I do it all the time. You probably do, too. But we can take whole weeks and examine some trends, so let's do that for the week of April 7-13 - the second full week of the season.

April 7: 9-1 loss at home to Anaheim
April 8: 5-2 loss at Toronto
April 9: 7-3 loss at Toronto
April 10: 6-4 win at Toronto
April 11: 1-0 loss at Arlington (12 innings)
April 12: 6-5 win at Arlington (10 innings)
April 13: 1-0 loss at Arlington

So that's a 2-5 week in which the Astros were outscored 32-18, but included two 1-0 losses. The Astros still haven't won a series in Arlington since June 30-July 2, 2005, but in 91 previous Astros/Rangers games before this weekend there had only been one 1-0 game, on June 27, 2004.

The Astros were 3-2 in 1-0 games in 2012, but haven't lost two 1-0 games to the same team in a season since the Cubs got them twice in 2006. The Astros hadn't lost two 1-0 games in the same series since the Dodgers beat the Astros 1-0 on September 10, 1966 and again in the second game of a double-header on September 11, 1966.

Now, on to the WEEK. IN. PERFORMANCES.:

Batting Overall: 252 Plate Apperances, .180/.246/.316, 60K:19BB

Robbie Grossman: .182/.308/.500, 6K:4BB
Jose Altuve: .276/.290/.379, 3K:1BB
Matt Dominguez: .250/.269/.333, 5K:1BB
Jason Castro: .174/.269/.391, 7K:2BB

Chris Carter: .167/.259/.292, 10K:3BB
Jonathan Villar: .083/.154/.208, 9K:2BB
Dexter Fowler: .091/.167/.091, 7K:2BB
Alex Presley: .095/.095/.238, 5K:0BB
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Pitching Overall: 63.2IP, 53H/30ER, 55K:34BB, 4.24 ERA/1.37 WHIP

Brett Oberholtzer: 12.1IP, 8H/4ER, 10K:3BB
Jarred Cosart: 13IP, 9H/8ER, 12K:6BB

Scott Feldman: 7IP, 2H/0ER, 3K:4BB
Dallas Keuchel: 7IP, 5H/1ER, 6K:2BB
Lucas Harrell: 4.1IP, 7H/4ER, 2K:3BB

Brad Peacock: 5.2IP, 8H/5ER, 6K:5BB
Kevin Chapman: 2.2IP, 4H/3ER, 6K:3BB
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Hitter of the Week: Uh. No.

Pitcher of the Week: Scott Feldman.

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