Houston gets it close late, but comes up short
Detroit 10 Houston 7
Ryan Ludwick's homer that chased Backe in the fifth proved the difference as the furious comeback finally stalls
Four lines of interest
Houston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Backe (L, 1-2) 4.1 10 9 9 5 2 4 7.79
Houston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bagwell, 1B 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 .259
Munson,C-3B 5 1 4 2 0 1 1 .351
Taveras, CF 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 .333
Backe -- Again, so bad that it makes me wonder whether he has ruined all the positive things he's done this spring, although one nameless crawfish pointed out that he was beset by both poor defense and wind.
Bagwell--short outing. I think the end is near.
Munson-- I still think you need to have, like, experience as a catcher to win a job as the backup catcher, but lines like these will tempt even the sanest manager/GM combination. Munson now has a .730 SLG and has the third most at bats on the club this spring.
Taveras -- Good to see you Willy T! Were either of his two hits of the infield variety?