Mar. 6, 2012; Kissimmee, FL, USA; Houston Astros right fielder Brad Snyder (47) is congratulated by third base coach Dave Clark (35) after hitting a two run home run in the second inning against the New York Mets at Osceola County Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE
That's a 3 - 1 record for the team from Kissimmee. Maybe they need to move Minute Maid Park from Houston to Kissimmee.
The last time the Astros were two games over .500 July 17th, 2009 when they had a 46-44 record. I know the games don't matter and this team still has some work to be done, but I'm going to enjoy this while I can.
Snyder and Snyder went to town today, both Chris and Brad Snyder hit homeruns in this one. Chris Snyder would finish 1-3 with two runs scored and a run batted in. Brad Snyder starting in right field was also 1-3 but had one run scored and two runs batted in. Seven others collected hits for a total of nine hits overall; the walking unfortunately didn't continue in this one as J.B. Shuck was the only one with a walk in this one.
Wandy Rodriguez started the game and pitched three innings of one hit ball. Brett Myers followed Wandy and struggled to get people out allowing two hits, one walk and one earned run. Aneury Rodriguez then pitched a perfect fifth and sixth inning. David Carpenter, Wesley Wright and Wilton Lopez threw shutout baseball for the final three innings of the game. Overall one walked was issued and seven K's were registered.
After two errors in Monday's game the Astros had zero errors in this one. Since the game was on radio again I can't really speak to any sparkling plays in the field. However, Carlos Lee made "a terrific sliding catch by the dugout" according to Jeff Luhnow's twitter feed.
This game will be televised on both MLB.TV and MLB Network. MLB.TV will broadcast the game live at 12:05 p.m. CST Wednesday 7 March. MLB Network will broadcast a delay of the game at 1:00 a.m. CST Thursday morning 8 March. As usual the game will be available via radio on KBME 790 12:05 p.m. CST.