Lucas Harrell pitched pretty well – had four 1,2,3 innings and gave up 2 runs on the 5th. But the absolute highlight of the game was Michael Morse’s homer offn Mickey Storey in the 6th. All yall remember Albert Pujols infamous moon shot. Well, friends and neighbors, that one was a dribbler compared to Morse’s, which hit the THIRD sign up on that hideous signage that Crane has polluting the Stadium – I mean, this would have been WAAAAYYY over the Citgo sign. I mean, this ball would have sailed out of the ballpark and crashed into the building across the street from the CBoxes. I mean, we are talking about 500+ feet, although I’m sure Mike won’t get credit for that seeing as how that stupid sign was in the way.
Longest homer I’ve ever personally seen hit is still Wily Mo Pena’s 505′ blast offn Brandon Duckworth. Wish I could have seen Jimmy Wynn’s famous homer that he hit in the old Cincy Stadium which bounced onto the freeway right next to the stadium. And they say you have to be large to hit. BAH.
Well Friends and Neighbors and 10 remaining Astros fans/readers of this here blog, ain’t real too much to say about this here game except for – well, no errors. That’s good. No screwed up plays. That’s good. Mickey Storey and Froddy each gave up a homer to Michael Morse – the second was just a 380′ job right next to the RF bullpen – but hey, got the run in. Wesley Wright came in to mopup in the 9th, gave up 2 singles, then couldn’t field a bunt single, so left without retiring a batter, and Chuckie Fick came in and gave up a sac fly and got a GIDP.
Which reminds me – Brett Wallace went 3 fer 4, and I am DAMM tired of him getting benched in games in which a lefty is pitching. This stuff is total horsestuff. And Julio Daniel GIDP twice.
This weekend, we welcome Milwaukee – Tomorrow, Bud Norris faces Mark Rogers, RHP, Milwaukee’s first round pick in the 04 draft who threw 2 games in 2010 and 2 games this year – 7 ER/10.1 IP. Looks as if he was hurt most of 2011 – only threw 60 something innings, and this year, has spent most of the year at AAA: 18 games over 95 IP with a 1.49 WHIP and a 4.73 ERA, and I’m sure he’s licking his lips, looking forward to facing the worst team in the NL.
Meanwhile, those dratted Rockies are clinging to their 4 games behind us – why can’t they just WIN???!!!
I see that OKC has lost the past 6 straight games – having all your SP (including pimpees Oberholzer and Clemens – Cosart is on the DL) with ERAs over 6 might could have something to do with it. The new guy, Rudy Owens is just as bad. And yeah, I know – all the “good” pitchers are in rookie ball and A ball and will be coming along in a few years when everything will be coming together. And I will be gone.
In Ex-Stros news, Chris Johnson went 2 fer 4 with a run scored tonight – he seems to be liking playing for a decent team and a manager whose head is not stuck firmly up his ass. He’s hitting .324/.362/.704/1.155. Yes, I know, small sample size. Meanwhile, Wandy lost his second game for the Pirates – 4 ER/6 IP – even though he got run support. Hunter Pence went ofer.
And HOW could I forget – we just bought Tyler Greene from the Cards (one of Luhnow’s little petsie-poos, no doubt) who was their 1st round pick in 05. You notice that this Organization is very fond of collecting other teams failed first rounders? He’s an IF, has hit .218, has a .629 OPS in 179 ABs, and last game, made an error to allow the winning runs to score. He’ll fit RIGHT in here. Hopefully, he’ll bat third. Brian Bixler got DFA – he hasn’t hit a lick since returning to AAA and if he gets picked up by some other club, he’ll prolly hit .500.
Which reminds me – I might be a little sporadic over the next couple weeks with posting what with moving and the kidz starting back to school again.
Not that I’m missing any real, you know, like, actual BASEBALL….