|Jose Lima||4/27/2000||CHC||L 3 - 12||12||12|
|Jason Jennings||7/29/2007||SD||L 11 - 18||11||11|
|Jason Hirsh||8/22/2006||@CIN||L 0 - 14||10||10|
|Bob Forsch||8/3/1989||@CIN||L 2 - 18||10||10|
|Bob Knepper||7/13/1989 (1)||@PHI||L 4 - 11||10||10|
|Joe Niekro||7/1/1980||@ATL||L 4 - 13||11||10|
|Jason Jennings||7/29/2007||1st||vs. SD||11|
|Jose Lima||9/17/1999||4th||at STL||9|
|Bob Knepper||6/3/1987||1st||at CHI||9|
|JR Richard||9/6/1976||3rd||at CIN||8|
|Xavier Hernandez||5/2/1990||6th||at PHI||8|
|Wandy Rodriguez||6/4/2005||3rd||vs. STL||8|
Certain guys on these lists are forgiven, considering their other accomplishments in a Houston uniform; others, not so much.
Still, though it seems pretty apparent that we would have won if Jennings had been merely bad, this still wasn't a good outing for the bullpen, either, as it gave up 7 runs over 8 innings. Compare/contrast The Chris Burke Game for what a bullpen can do in an emergency.
Add a disastrous start by your starting pitcher to a poor outing from your 'pen, and you get another all-timer.
Me, too. The offense came up so big, it's almost impossible to give them enough credit. While the loss still sucks, there are actually good things to talk about as we head on the road, and in fact the offense gave one of its greatest ever showings in a loss, as well:
|Date||Opponent||Score Us||Score Them|
And we take one more thing from this game, also: there is now no doubt at all that the Three-for-One with Colorado was one very huge mistake.