It's really nice to see these big wins, but it would be even nicer if the "Good Guys" could spread their runs out over more games. Just last night the Astros did all but get shut out against these same DB's by scoring 1 run in the 9th inning; now they put up 10 to cruise into a victory. I can't really complain though, a win is a win. The Astros sit their sub-.500 record in 2nd place in the NL Central division behind the ML best Brewers.
Roy-O looked un-Wizard-like in the first inning tonight giving up 2 runs, but then settled down and only gave up 1 more run through the next 5. Roy's line looks like this; 6 IP, 3 ER, with 8 hits and 7 K's raising his ERA to 3.14. Roy did put up some high pitch counts though which got him a seat during the 7th inning... but the Astros had a nice lead, so there's a chance he could have gotten a break even if his pitch count was lower. Overall good night for Roy who earned his 6th win of the season which keeps him at worst, tied for the league best in wins(9 others were tied with 5 wins before tonight).
On the opposite side of the ball, the Astros were awesome belting 4 home runs(Lamb, Scott, Pence and Lee) with Luke Scott's 3 run job in the 4th sealing the victory for the 'Stros. Pence hit his 2nd of the season(another after the Astros had a big lead) in the 7th. Lamb was the most outstanding of the Astros offensively tonight going 3 for 5 with 2 RBI's raising his average up to a whopping .419. Why is he a bench player I ask? I guess that .219 avg and .325 OBP plus Ensberg's "superior defense" out weighs Lamb's .419 avg and .490+ OBP... right? Garner is also doing his best to destroy Loretta's average by giving him another rest tonight and a pinch hit in the 8th.
Tonight I noticed that it appeared Pence's swing is a little bit too long. He's starting to remind me of Willy-T a little bit... am I the only one that noticed this? Or am I off base a little on this? I don't know... I could be off, but it seems to me like he needs to shorten his swing a little bit. He also looks like he's dropping his head and not watching the ball hit his bat. I'm not batting coach, but that's how it looks to me. Pence also made his first error of the season bringing his fielding percentage down to .977... .977, that sounds really familiar... where have I seen that # before? Oh, it's Burke's fielding percentage as well. =)