I guess that sounds better than – once again, Astros Display Massive Suckage.
Roy wasn’t at his best – he threw 7 innings, 120 pitches and gave up 8 hits – 1 homer, 1 triple, 1 double and 5 singles, 4 walks, 1 IBB and 6 K (2 to the pitcher) and his offense didn’t pick him up. Seems to me he had trouble finishing guys off after getting them to 0-2 because there were waaayyy too many pitches fouled off.
So what is there good to say?
Well, Tommy Manzella made three absolutely incredible plays and turned 3 DPs and turned what would have been a fer SHER single up the middle for Bronson Arroyo into an out.
Michael Bourn hit a single and an RBI double and Pence, after my bout giving up on that boy, hit a homer almost up to the trax above the Crawford Boxes and also hit a good clean single (NOT an IF hit or a roller that squeaked through) to left center.
I gots to give Clank props for the high socks – first time I ever remember seeing him wear them – but he keeps striking out and an incredible rate (for him) 16 K in 79 AB – and he swung at a pitch that was so far out of the strike zone that he almost fell over. Feliz just looked awful and Towles didn’t have one good AB. Manzella at least hit a double and scored a run.
And if the guys look THIS bad against Bronson Arroyo, imagine how they are gonna look tomorrow against Tommy Hanson and the Braves, who I know are on a losing streak of their own, but the Stros haven’t exactly thrived at Turner field…