Sunday, August 26, 2007

Playing the Matchups

Jim Tracy loves to play matchups.

Sunday, he played one that lost the Pirates the ball game. In the bottom of the eighth Marte got Lee to groundout, but gave up a double to lefty Luke Scott. Tracy hooked Marte for Chacon, to bring the righty-righty for Wigginton. Right handers were hitting .226 against Chacon, but Wiggy was 3-for-9 in his career off Shawn with 3 RBI's.

It didnt take long before Wiggy went deep to left and the Astros had the lead back.

Brad Lidge walked a guy in the ninth but struck out two straight. Game.

McLouth had two hits, LaRoche two hits and two RBI and Freddy went deep for number 10.

Armas went five and a third giving up three earned. Marte and Chacon each allowed an earned run in two-thirds of an inning.

-Josh Phelps continues to get fielding practice at every position on the field besides the bump
-Danny Moskos is NOT hurt
Cutch had a hit in four at bats in Indy, while Walker didnt hit in his pinch hit appearance.

Bullington allowed 11 hits and didnt make it out of the sixth.

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