3 game series vs Cardinals @ Minute Maid Park
|Fri 08/29||WP: Doug Brocail (6 - 5) |
LP: Russ Springer (2 - 1)
|3 - 2 win|
|Sat 08/30||WP: Brian Moehler (10 - 5) |
SV: Jose Valverde
LP: Braden Looper (12 - 11)
|8 - 5 win|
|2008 - Todd Wellemeyer||11-5||26||26||0||0||0||0||153.1||146||69||66||19||50||105||3.87||1.28|
|2008 - Wandy Rodriguez||7-6||21||21||0||0||0||0||118.2||117||62||52||14||42||111||3.94||1.34|
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Pretty impressive win last night as the Astros took the 1st two games from the Cardinals of a 3 game series.
You have to give it to Moehler... he may not be the best pitcher and his stats may not tell the whole story... but he keeps you in ball games and gives you a chance to win. And that's exactly what he did yesterday. Moehler wasn't overly impressive yesterday going 6 innings and giving up 3 earned runs... but he struck out 6 and left the game to the bullpen with a big lead(thanks to the offense). He did what we needed him to do and at the end of the night, went home with a win and has the best W/L record on the team by far(10-5).
But the real story last night was the offense... It's pretty rare that 6 of your 8 starting position players all go for multiple hits and then your other 2 starting position players also cash in a hit. It also helps when you blast 3 home runs and put up a 6 spot in the 1st inning. Great game.
Today the Astros send Wandy Rodriguez to the hill against Todd Wellemeyer in hopes to finish off the sweep against the Cardinals. Game time 1:05 PM CDT.
08/31/08 1:05 PM CDT
|St. Louis Cardinals||Houston Astros|
|Cesar Izturis - SS||Darin Erstad - CF|
|Josh Phelps - LF||Ty Wigginton - LF|
|Albert Pujols - 1B||Miguel Tejada - SS|
|Ryan Ludwick - RF||Lance Berkman - 1B|
|Troy Glaus - 3B||Geoff Blum - 3B|
|Yadier Molina - C||Hunter Pence - RF|
|Aaron Miles - 2B||David Newhan - 2B|
|Todd Wellemeyer - P||Brad Ausmus - C|
|Skip Schumaker - CF||Wandy Rodriguez - P|
Not surprised to see basically the exact lineup as yesterday(with the change of Ausmus for Quintero).