3 game series vs Pirates @ PNC Park
|Fri 09/19||WP: Randy Wolf (11 - 12) |
LP: Ian Snell (6 - 12)
|5 - 1 win|
|Sun 09/21|| |
Roy Oswalt vs Ross Ohlendorf
Sunny. Winds blowing out to center field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game Time temperature: Around 75.
|12:35 PM CDT|
Astros VS Pirates, game 2 of a 3 game series. With the win last night, the Astros moved into a even season series with the Pirates at 7-7. If you wanted, you could at least attempt to make a case that the Astros can blame their current position(4.5 games back in the Wild Card) on the Pirates... there is no reason the Astros should be anything less than 8-6(.584 win %[rounded up]) against the Pirate this season... I got this record by seeing what the rest of the league has done against the Pirates. That being said, the Astros were a pathetic team for a good part of the pre-All Star break season and that is why they found themselves in a hold against the Pirates. That hole is gone and now the Astros look to win the season series against the Pirates by winning their last 2 games of the season series.
Earlier in the season many people were making a case that if the Astros could just overtake the Cardinals and finish in 3rd place in the National League Central for the season, they would be happy... well, the Astros screamed past the Cardinals and currently sit in 3rd place behind the Brewers and Cubs... unfortunately the 5 game slump we just endured allowed the Cardinals to get back in the 3rd place race... let's not let them pass us.
|2008 - Brian Moehler||11-7||29||24||0||0||0||0||143.1||157||72||69||20||34||80||4.33||1.33|
|2008 - Jimmy Barthmaier||0-1||1||1||0||0||0||0||2.1||7||7||7||2||2||2||27.00||3.86|
Not a very intriguing pitching matchup tonight as Brian Moehler takes on Jimmy Barthmaier and his 27 ERA. Okay, he's only pitched 2.1 innings in his big league career, but it's still fun to throw out outrageous numbers to make the other team seem inferior.
09/20/08 6:05 PM CDT
|Houston Astros||Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Kazuo Matsui - 2B||Nyjer Morgan - LF|
|Michael Bourn - CF||Freddy Sanchez - 2B|
|Miguel Tejada - SS||Nate McLouth - CF|
|Lance Berkman - 1B||Ryan Doumit - C|
|Geoff Blum - 3B||Adam LaRoche - 1B|
|Hunter Pence - RF||Brandon Moss - RF|
|Ty Wigginton - LF||Andy LaRoche - 3B|
|Humberto Quintero - C||Luis Cruz - SS|
|Brian Moehler - P||Jimmy Barthmaier - P|