He was denied his first four-hit game since last June 24, but Saturday's game was certainly of happier circumstance.
Pence's two-out, two strike fluke RBI double seemed at the time to be the stroke that demontrated the Astros were not going to be stranded in wholesale lots on the basepaths, but in the end, Lamb's first inning homer proved that whatever whammy Brandon Webb had put on the Astros' bats would not be in effect this night.
So in the end, jumpstarted by Lambo, primed by the Silent Killer B, not only do the Astros score 10 runs for the third straight Saturday, they do so on May 12 for the second straight year.
And not only does Mike Lamb homer tonight, he homered in last year's ten-run game, as well.
The universe, and baseball especially it seems, is just full of wonderful congruencies for us, if we simply take the time to look.
I would have never guessed that the fourth inning was our strongest inning, although I certainly might have guessed that the second has presented the biggest challenge.