Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Braves 7 Astros 4

Another disappointing outing by the spacemen. Really I don't feel like even writing all the upsetting news.

Brain Moehler threw 4 innings with one earned run/4 unearned, walked two, K'd 3.
Jose Valverde allowed two hits over one scoreless inning. Doug Brocail gave up a double over one inning in the sixth. On the offensive side the Astros were nothing spectacular but did manage 4 runs. Obviously the Astros offense and defense are hurting. The offense can be attributed to the lack of the big fellas and the pitching being attributed NO ROY O!

The Astros will travel to Sarasota, Fla., on Wednesday for a 12:05 p.m. CT matchup with the Reds. In a somewhat unconventional move, manager Cecil Cooper has slated reliever Jeff Fulchino to start this game. Fulchino, along with Alberto Arias is viewed as a potential multi-inning pitcher, and while Roy Oswalt is at the World Baseball Classic and Brandon Backe is on the shelf, Cooper sees this as a good opportunity to stretch out some of his long relievers.

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