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Houston Astros
@ Philadelphia Phillies

Thursday, Apr 17, 2008, 12:05 PM CDT
Citizens Bank Park

Brandon Backe vs Brett Myers

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W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2008 - Brandon Backe 1-1 3 3 0 0 0 0 16.0 16 4 4 2 11 12 2.25 1.69

W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2008 - Brett Myers 1-1 3 3 0 0 0 0 18.0 18 11 10 5 5 11 5.00 1.28

The Houston Astros look to win 2 series in a row today against the Philadelphia Phillies at 12:05 PM CDT. The Astros send Brandon Backe and his 2.25 ERA against Brett Myers. Backe has been better than expected so far this season and looks to continue with another positive outing today.

I'm glad to see Quintero today catching for Backe... if for no other reason than the combined energy that Backe and Quintero would bring to the game. He should also be an upgrade over Ausmus throwing out runners and at the plate.

No Pence today with Erstad batting 7th and playing right field. I guess that's warranted when you are hitting .161 on the season with more strike outs than total bases(16 K's, 14 TB).

Lineup

Houston Astros @ Philadelphia Phillies

04/17/08 12:05 PM CDT

Philadelphia Phillies Houston Astros
So Taguchi - CF Michael Bourn - CF
Greg Dobbs - 3B Mark Loretta - 2B
Chase Utley - 2B Lance Berkman - 1B
Ryan Howard - 1B Carlos Lee - LF
Pat Burrell - LF Miguel Tejada - SS
Geoff Jenkins - RF Geoff Blum - 3B
Chris Coste - C Darin Erstad - RF
Eric Bruntlett - SS Humberto Quintero - C
Brett Myers - P Brandon Backe - P