Two in a row. Edwin Maysonet, I mean. Roy Halladay is one of the 3 best pitchers in the entire AL. Edwin Maysonet is a 27 year old career minor leaguer who just finished his first year at AAA last year and hit exactly 6 home runs in 406 AB in the hitters’ PCL – and has a career SLG of .383.
Even if Maysonet doesn’t make the team, he sure nuff can always boast about the day he hit TWO homers offn Roy Halliday in the same GAME.
And, speaking of the game, the Astros won their second in a row thanks to Mr. Maysonet. Roy Halladay gave up 6 runs to the worst team in all of Spring Training and he didn’t give up 6 runs in even a single GAME last year.
Like I always say, it’s baseball and youneverknow and the darndest guys do the darndest things…
Anyhow, Capellan was perfect through 3 innings, when I tuned in, but then gave up 5 earnies in the 4th with a couple of doubles, a triple and a 3 run homer to Lyle Overbay. I would guess that after having seen him once through the batting order, they had him timed – and this is why he ended up in the bullpen in all his other stops.
Anyway, the other guys hit enough to win – Lou Santangelo has now taken the catchers’ BA lead at .214 with a 2 run homer off Scott Downs giving the Astros 9 runs, just enough to beat the 5 Capellan gave up plus the 2 Byrdak coughed up.
Ivan Rodriguez will join the team tomorrow and Roy Oswalt will pitch in the USA vs Japan WBC game.
And I saved the best news until last – the Astros didn’t make any errors!!!!! (of course, I don’t know how many of the hits allowed shouldn’t have been, but at least there weren’t any errors!
The Astros win 2 games in a row, they hit THREE homers and no errors were made. Tomorrow, the WORLD!!!!
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