Really nice to see our hometown nine with both the supreme confidence and the true ability to come back (multiple times) . . .
not something we are accustomed to but, quickly becoming something we expect.
ON the MOUND
Well, ‘t was no complete game but, a more than decent outing for Wade against (despite their record) a more than decent line up (a hard luck no decision)…
SIX innings ~ FIVE hits ~ TWO earned runs ~ TWO walks ~ FIVE strikeouts
Bully . . .
} Joel didn’t fair too well – only retired ONE of the THREE batters he faced
} Nick allowed an inherited runner to score, walked ONE and allowed ONE hit (a lead off double in the 8th) but, he got a ton of help from his defense (out at home, fly ball out, a double play)
} Steve allowed a double in the 9th but, recorded THREE fly outs to earn his NINTH save
AT the PLATE
Top of the order AND the Bottom of the order coming through . . .
~ 1,2,3,8,9 = TEN hits, SIX rbi, SIX runs scored
~ a rare “no homer” night
~ TWELVE total hits w/only TWO extra base hits (Robbie’s double, Kyle’s triple)
IN the FIELD
the ‘stros have a pretty great defense but, the M’s were hanging with them . . .
* a nice OF assist (Martin, Ketel, Chris) in the 8th for the out at home
* TWO double-play
tweets of the game . . .