Well, now. I guess Nelson Figueroa wasn't content with his performance against the Reds. He wanted to make sure the Astros would have no reason to non-tender him in the offseason. So, he took the ball for an ailing Wandy Rodriguez and pitched six shutout innings while striking out eight and walking two. It was his seventh victory of the season and his fifth with Houston.
Also making their last impression count? Carlos Lee was 2 for 3 with a solo home run and Tommy Manzella was also 2 for 2 with two RBIs. Lee has 24 home runs now and 89 RBIs, both good for second place on the team. It was the lowest home run total for Lee since 2001 and his lowest RBI total since 2002. But, considering where he was at after May, the fact that Lee got over 20 homers and brought his average up to .244 can be considered impressive.
Another add to the list of impressive things from this game? Talk about Brett Wallace hitting a triple. Did anyone expect him to hit one this season, with those tree trunks he has for legs? It was his ninth extra base hit in 159 plate appearances, which means he'd end up with 33 if he got a full season of plate appearances. That's not bad, but it's also not the kind of production that will let Wallace live up to his lofty prospect hype.
So, this is it. Thanks to all our loyal readers for watching this team with us. We'll have a ton more of content through the offseason, so check back often. Next week, we'll break down the 2010 season that was from many different angles.