Carlo at Fish
Game 1: J. Johnson vs. C. Carpenter
Chris Coghlan continues frustrate the Astros as he had in the previous series. He leads the game off with a lead of single and scores in the 1st with a Brian McCann sacrifice fly. In the bottom of the second, Derrick Lee hit the longest home run (solo) in Minute Maid Field, a 500 ft (and then plus 10 with carry) home run over the hill in center field, landing on the train tracks. However, Carlo would keep chipping away with runs in the first five innings to drive Chris Carpenter from the game. He put the game away with a three run home run in the top of the eight from Casey McGehee.
Final Score: Carlo 8 – Fish 4
Winning Pitcher: J. Johnson
Losing Pitcher: C. Carpenter
Home Runs: Lee, Furcal, Hawpe, McGehee
Game 2: U. Jiminez vs T. Hansen
The Astros came out with bats in hand, scoring 4 in the bottom of the 1st with contributed by a base hit from Bourn, walks from Castillo, Lee, and a three run double from Brad Hawpe. Tommy Gun Hansen was pitching a gem until the 5th inning, when his arm started to fall off – he gave up 4 runs in the frame, including a three run blast by Brian McCann. Furcal scored in the bottom of the 5th after reaching base on a Prado error, which proved costly. Carlo would score again in the top of the 7th, however Trevor Hoffman would be able to close out the one run game in the ninth.
Final Score: Fish 5 – Carlo 4
Winning Pitcher: U. Jiminez
Losing Pitcher: T. Hansen
Save: T. Hoffman
Home Runs: McCann
Game 3: R. Nolasco vs. R. Oswalt
The game started out well for the Astros in the first inning with a leadoff double from Michael Bourn and was drove in on a Derrick Lee triple. Roy Oswalt was cruising into the 4th inning, when Carlo’s team opened up the flood gates – 6 hits and five runs, with nearly everyone in the order getting a hit and/or scoring a run. Carlo added another run from the Beretta Ianetta, solo run job in the top of the 6th. Then, in the bottom of the 8th, after Nolasco gave up back to back singles with no one out, Dan Meyer entered the ball game to face a pinch hitting Cody Ross, who went yard for a three run shot. Another run was added in the frame to tie the game going into the 9th. Carlo was able to score a run in the top of the 9th off of Hoffman, when McCann walked and was driven home by Coghlan. However, in the bottom of the 9th, after lead off hits by Bourn and Castillo (who advanced on a fielder’s choice), Cody Ross hit a ground ball to Theriot who booted it to allow both runners to score.
Final Score: Fish 8 – Carlo 7
Winning Pitcher: T. Hoffman
Losing Pitcher: D. Meyer
Home Runs: Beretta Ianetta, Ross