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The Pitcher Formerly Known As Eny Cabreja
Wandy Rodriguez
  • Mostly, 'cause we needed it
  • Got through six with Wheeler and Qualls
         unavailable
  • Even when he probably should've been
        pulled after five
  • Backe's not the only one who can
        work around six walks :)
  • Second major league win
         6 IP, 2 ER, 3 K's, 6 BB

Astros win their third straight, fourth of their last five, and ninth of their last fourteen. They climb out of the NL Central cellar, as Cincinnati loses, and almost inconceivably, we have a fifth starter with not just one, but TWO wins.

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Ahh, I couldn't help myself. Did another WPA chart. I hadn't tried messing with defense last night, and figured I might try to introduce fielding, but after a bit of a search, it doesn't seem as if anybody involved with this stuff has figured out how to allocate between the pitcher, the shortstop, the second baseman, and the first baseman on a 6-4-3 DP. Less complex plays are apparently divvied up with a team-by-team pitcher/fielder split, the same on every defensive chance, which really doesn't make sense to me.

So, just understand this is offensive only, OK?

Game started on an upswing and kept getting better. The chart says what all us Astro fans watching knew: the 'Stros were in control the entire way. Nice to see the individual tables generated validated my choice of Wandy as game hero, just shows what a keen observer I am. . . or how I sometimes get lucky with my guesses, more likely.

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Top Five Astros
W Rodriguez   0.296
Everett    0.096
Springer   0.077
Lidge   0.076
Taveras   0.072
Bottom Five Astros
Ausmus -0.011
Berkman -0.020
Biggio -0.025
Quintero -0.034
Burke -0.053
Top Three Blue Jays
G Zaun   0.177
A Hill   0.089
R Adams   0.074