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Kip Wells Chris Sampson
2 - 9, 6.20 4 - 5, 3.44

We join the game in progress, because rastronomicals was asleep at the switch. . .

 

[new!] Hey - Game's On - Where's Everybody

I took a nap and slept through the first three innings. I see game's tied 2-2; and Easy Out Berkman has grounded to short two times in a row, not sure what else =has happened.

Carlos Lee just got an assist throwing out Ludwick (who?) at second.

Almost got a second assist at home on the next hitter but out brand spanking new catching, Munson, muffed it.

Cards lead, 3-0 in the fourth.

Let's see - Gameday says Biggio 1 for 2 with run scored; Hunter Pence 1 for 2; Easy Out Berkman 0 for 2; Lee )for 0 with a walk, coming to bat in the bottom of the fourth; Loretta ,Scott & Munson all 0 for 1; MY MAIN MAN ADAM EVERETT 1 FOR 1 WITH A SOLO HOMERUN; and Sampson 0 for 1.

Sampson has given up 3 runs on five hits (including a homer by Edmonds)

In the fourth

Carlos Lee walks, only to be erased on a double play hit into by Mark Loretta.

by Joe in Birmingham on Sat Jun 02, 2007 at 05:03:32 PM EDT
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FOX game of the week

No surprise here- It's the next-to-last place Yankees at Red Sox.

But it started to rain; and FOX switched to Astros-Cardinals game.

We find out David Eckstein is not playing today because of the hit on his elbow last night.

Tony LaRussa last night won 500th  game with Cardinals - second team he's done that with -- pretty special.

We don't see much of the inning; but  . . . .

Spezio (I think)flies out to Luke Scott about a foot from the right field fence to end eth etop fo the fifth

Back to Boston  for rain update

by Joe in Birmingham on Sat Jun 02, 2007 at 05:12:53 PM EDT
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Bottom of the Fifth - Munson

Singles up the middle

by Joe in Birmingham on Sat Jun 02, 2007 at 05:14:37 PM EDT
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My Main Man, Homerun King Adam Everett

only gets a single this time. Munson goes to third.

by Joe in Birmingham on Sat Jun 02, 2007 at 05:16:00 PM EDT
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Chris Sampson

bunts foul, - we find out he got married at home plate last October -- swings at high pitch for strike 2

Bunts on third pitch, Pitcher Kip Wells, muffs the pickup - Bases loaded no outs

by Joe in Birmingham on Sat Jun 02, 2007 at 05:19:07 PM EDT
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BGO

Hits hard grounder to third. Munson thrown out at home. Bases remain loaded

by Joe in Birmingham on Sat Jun 02, 2007 at 05:20:41 PM EDT
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Hunter Pence

Pence better hit, Easy Out Berkman up next.

We're reminded Hunter Pence's first hit with the Astros was  grand slam homerun.

No homerun this time BUT

TWO RUN DOUBLE that landed right on the right field line.

Astros lead 4-3.

 Astros looking good on national T.V.

by Joe in Birmingham on Sat Jun 02, 2007 at 05:23:51 PM EDT
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Lance Berkman

Easy Out Berkman grounds out to second

Back to Boston where the tarp is being removed after brief rain delay

Back, at least briefly, to Houston

Astros lead 5-3

by Joe in Birmingham on Sat Jun 02, 2007 at 05:26:30 PM EDT
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Carlos Lee

We find out Lance Berkman tied for fourth place in Astros history in RBIs with Bob Watson.

3-2 count on Carlos

foul - still full count

Ball Four.

Runners on the corners

by Joe in Birmingham on Sat Jun 02, 2007 at 05:28:57 PM EDT
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Mark Loretta

(I'm a slow typist, who without typing lesson is also a bad typist - Keeping up with the game is pushing me to my limit)

Loretta grouds to second who throws out Lee at second.

Commercial - I can rest

by Joe in Birmingham on Sat Jun 02, 2007 at 05:31:30 PM EDT
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FOX back to Yankees-Red Sox game

Let me turn on KTRH radio Coverage; televison coverage blacked out o MLB.TV

Biggio throws out Edmonds for second out as I get connected.

First out was Albert Pujols who grounded to Biggio.

Out number three is Juan Encarnacion who grounds to Homerun King Adam Everett

by Joe in Birmingham on Sat Jun 02, 2007 at 05:38:14 PM EDT
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Luke Scott in the Sixth

Homers --torched says one of the new guys  -- for his first hit of the series.

Astros 6-3

 

by Joe in Birmingham on Sat Jun 02, 2007 at 05:41:45 PM EDT
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It was torched.

Hit to the deepest part of left-center, and you knew it was gone off the bat. He just missed one earlier, so I'm glad he got it this time.

by MG on Sat Jun 02, 2007 at 05:42:57 PM EDT
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Munson

Lets his bat fly past first, whirlybuird style says Milo.

Kip Wells must think "Safety First," and walks Munson.

AT&T call-to-the Bullpen for the Cardinals

by Joe in Birmingham on Sat Jun 02, 2007 at 05:44:42 PM EDT
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Adam Everett

New pitcher named Johnson

Adam Everett makes his first out of the game

by Joe in Birmingham on Sat Jun 02, 2007 at 05:47:32 PM EDT
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Chris Sampson

sacrifices

by Joe in Birmingham on Sat Jun 02, 2007 at 05:47:50 PM EDT
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Craig Biggio

Long at-bat  - I'm wondering how Cubs are reacting to the Big Fight yesterday

Biggio strikes out on 3-2 count.

Inning over - Astros 6-3

by Joe in Birmingham on Sat Jun 02, 2007 at 05:51:47 PM EDT
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Top of the Seventh

Brett Dolan doing play-by play today with Milo  on KTRH.

Ryan Ludwick  grounds to Loretta at third

Nine in a row retired by Sampson.

Feelign good about  Astros' chances today

by Joe in Birmingham on Sat Jun 02, 2007 at 05:54:42 PM EDT
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Hey Game Should Be Starting in One Hour

Grouchy sonofabitch

by rastronomicals on Sat Jun 02, 2007 at 05:55:20 PM EDT
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I Moved Your Comments To

a new game thread

http://www.crawfishboxes.com/comments/2007/6/1/19824/22105/141/post#here

Grouchy sonofabitch

by rastronomicals on Sat Jun 02, 2007 at 05:55:45 PM EDT
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Gary ? Bennett

Chops to Loretta at third - ten in a row by Sampson

by Joe in Birmingham on Sat Jun 02, 2007 at 05:55:49 PM EDT
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Miles

Mark Loretta ties a major league record held by many by handling his third ground out of the inning. He needed that after his day at the plate.

by Joe in Birmingham on Sat Jun 02, 2007 at 05:57:55 PM EDT
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Thanks for Doing This

I feel terrible, lax.

Since when do the Astros play at 4:00 at home on a Saturday?

Grouchy sonofabitch

by rastronomicals on Sat Jun 02, 2007 at 05:56:23 PM EDT
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FOX backup game

is my guess

by Joe in Birmingham on Sat Jun 02, 2007 at 05:58:37 PM EDT
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Are you taking over?

or started a new page?

by Joe in Birmingham on Sat Jun 02, 2007 at 05:59:15 PM EDT
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I Haven't Taken Over

because I can't watch, I'm blacked out.

I have started the new thread; if you want to continue at all, you can do it here, or there.

Grouchy sonofabitch

by rastronomicals on Sat Jun 02, 2007 at 06:01:51 PM EDT
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Astros half of the Seventh

Hunter Pence flies to shortstop Ryan in foul territory for out one

by Joe in Birmingham on Sat Jun 02, 2007 at 06:00:47 PM EDT
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Lance Berkman

Walks

by Joe in Birmingham on Sat Jun 02, 2007 at 06:01:57 PM EDT
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Carlos Lee

HOME RUN Astros 8-3

I guess this is an appropriate but awkward time to say Kelvin Jiminez started the inning pitching for Cardinals.

I  like Carlos Lee. He makes me happy (most of the time)

by Joe in Birmingham on Sat Jun 02, 2007 at 06:05:53 PM EDT
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Carlos Lee's 52nd RBI
Astros RBI Through June 2
Player Year RBI
Bagwell 1996 56
Bagwell 1997 53
Lee 2007 52
Berkman 2002 50
M Alou 1998 49
Bagwell 1994 48
Bagwell 1999 47
Hidalgo 2000 47
Berkman 2006 46

Not necessarily complete, but will give you an idea.

Grouchy sonofabitch

by rastronomicals on Sat Jun 02, 2007 at 06:05:53 PM EDT
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Mark Loretta

continue his dismal day at the plate, striking out for OUT 2.

by Joe in Birmingham on Sat Jun 02, 2007 at 06:06:42 PM EDT
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Luke Scott

grounds to Pujols at first to end the inning.

by Joe in Birmingham on Sat Jun 02, 2007 at 06:07:35 PM EDT