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4 game series vs Giants @ Minute Maid Park

San Francisco Giants Red-star
@ Houston Astros Red-star

Monday, Aug 11, 2008, 7:05 PM CDT
Minute Maid Park

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing out to right field at 15-20 m.p.h. Game Time temperature: Around 90.

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Partly cloudy with a 80-percent chance of rain. Winds blowing out to right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game Time temperature: Around 85.

7:05 PM CDT
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W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2008 - Jonathan Sanchez 8-8 23 23 0 0 0 0 128.0 122 67 66 11 63 131 4.64 1.45


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2008 - Brandon Backe 6-11 24 24 0 0 0 0 133.0 155 81 79 25 62 100 5.35 1.63


Lineup

San Francisco Giants @ Houston Astros

08/11/08 7:05 PM CDT

San Francisco Giants Houston Astros
Randy Winn - RF Kazuo Matsui - 2B
Ivan Ochoa - SS Ty Wigginton - LF
Fred Lewis - LF Miguel Tejada - SS
Bengie Molina - C Lance Berkman - 1B
Aaron Rowand - CF Mark Loretta - 3B
John Bowker - 1B Hunter Pence - RF
Rich Aurilia - 3B Michael Bourn - CF
Emmanuel Burriss - 2B Humberto Quintero - C
Jonathan Sanchez - P Brandon Backe - P

With Lee out of the lineup, Cooper put the players names in a hat and just shook it up to see what he would get... well what he got is a lineup that he's never fielded before. Still not real sure about why Cooper keeps moving Pence around in the 5-6 hole... When Wigginton bats down low, Pence bat's 5th... but when Loretta(not near the slugger that Wigginton is) plays, Pence bat's 6th with Loretta batting 5th... Just seems odd to me.

One thing that is for sure though... An Astros lineup without Carlos Lee is not nearly as scary as a lineup with him.

Wigginton in left field... It will be interesting to see how well he does.

A win tonight puts the Astros back at .500!!!!