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Houston Astros Win First Series

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It only took 4 series' for the Astros to do it, but they finally won their 1st series of the year after beating the NL East leading Florida Marlins, 2 of 3 games at Minute Maid Park.

This series provided a few 1st for the Astros.

  • 1st series the Astros scored 5+ runs per game
  • 1st series that Jose Valverde didn't give up a run in any appearance
  • 1st series that an Astros starter recorded a win (Backe and Rodriguez both recorded wins)
  • 1st series win

Roy Oswalt started the 1st game of the series and left the game after giving up 8 earned runs and earning his 3rd straight loss of the season. This has to be the 1st time Roy Oswalt has started off a season 0-3 right? Wrong... This is actually the 2nd time in his career to do so. He did this in 2002, but in a much different fashion. In 2002 Roy started off the year 0-3 and gave up just 5 runs over his 1st three games. Roy turned it around fast by winning his next 9 decisions and ending the season with a 19-9 record and a 3.01 ERA.


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2008 - Roy Oswalt 0-3 3 3 0 0 0 0 16.0 30 17 16 5 2 12 9.00 2.00

The Astros have an off day today and head to Philadelphia to play the Phillies for a 3 game series before coming back home to play the Rockies.

Kaz Matsui had another setback over the weekend which has been attritbuted to a stiff back caused by lack of use while he was nursing his body after surgery. Matsui was hoped to have been back for the Phillies series, but missed his last 2 rehab starts because of the bad back. Matsui is now scheduled to make 3 rehab starts with Roun Rock and then join the Astros on Friday to play in the series against his old team, the Colorado Rockies.


Batting

G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
Miguel Tejada 13 47 9 15 4 1 2 9 3 6 1 1 .319 .365 .574
Lance Berkman 12 45 12 14 7 0 4 10 5 6 3 0 .311 .380 .733
Darin Erstad 11 14 4 4 2 0 0 2 0 5 0 1 .286 .286 .429
Geoff Blum 11 33 2 9 2 0 2 5 0 7 0 0 .273 .273 .515
Carlos Lee 13 52 5 14 3 0 3 5 1 7 0 0 .269 .283 .500
Mark Loretta 12 38 3 10 2 0 0 4 4 5 0 0 .263 .341 .316
Ty Wigginton 6 20 1 5 0 0 1 2 2 5 1 0 .250 .304 .400
Michael Bourn 12 47 4 10 1 1 1 3 6 11 6 0 .213 .302 .340
J.R. Towles 11 29 4 6 1 0 3 7 6 5 0 0 .207 .395 .552
Brad Ausmus 5 10 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 .200 .200 .300
Brandon Backe 3 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .200 .200 .400
Hunter Pence 12 50 4 9 3 1 0 1 2 13 1 1 .180 .212 .280
Roy Oswalt 3 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167
Jose Cruz 11 13 3 2 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 .154 .353 .231
Tomas Perez 6 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .125 .125 .125
Wandy Rodriguez 3 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Chris Sampson 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Shawn Chacon 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000 .250 .000
David Newhan 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jose Valverde 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Doug Brocail 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Oscar Villarreal 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Dave Borkowski 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Geoff Geary 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Wesley Wright 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Brian Moehler 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

Pitching

W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
Doug Brocail 0-0 7 0 0 0 0 0 6.2 8 1 1 0 1 6 1.35 1.35
Brandon Backe 1-1 3 3 0 0 0 0 16.0 16 4 4 2 11 12 2.25 1.69
Wandy Rodriguez 1-0 3 3 0 0 0 0 19.1 16 5 5 3 2 19 2.33 .93
Geoff Geary 0-1 5 0 0 0 0 0 5.1 5 2 2 0 3 6 3.38 1.50
Dave Borkowski 0-0 5 0 0 0 0 0 5.0 8 2 2 1 3 1 3.60 2.20
Shawn Chacon 0-0 2 2 0 0 0 0 12.0 9 5 5 1 8 6 3.75 1.42
Wesley Wright 1-0 5 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 1 1 1 0 3 2 3.86 1.71
Chris Sampson 0-1 2 2 0 0 0 0 10.2 12 5 5 0 1 2 4.22 1.22
Brian Moehler 0-0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3.2 5 2 2 0 3 1 4.91 2.18
Oscar Villarreal 0-2 7 0 0 0 0 0 9.0 11 6 6 4 1 3 6.00 1.33
Jose Valverde 2-0 5 0 0 0 1 1 6.0 10 5 5 1 3 6 7.50 2.17
Roy Oswalt 0-3 3 3 0 0 0 0 16.0 30 17 16 5 2 12 9.00 2.00