Know Your Foe #20: Astros rocket to Coors Field to finish season series

HOUSTON ASTROS (22-35, 11.5 GB, 6th in NL Central, tied for last in NL with Arizona, tied for third-worst record in MLB with Arizona)

Colorado-Houston Season Record: 1-1

The last time we saw these two teams face off, the Rockies had just come off a two-game sweep at the hands of the Cubs, and the Astros had dropped five straight to the Giants and Dodgers. The Astros took the first game after Esmil Rogers allowed four unearned runs in the eighth, mostly due to a botched defensive play by Clint Barmes. Luckily, the Rockies celebrated Ubaldo Jimenez Day the next day and turned things around. Jimenez went seven innings and lowered his ERA to 0.99. Troy Tulowitzki blasted three-run homer in the first inning to do most of the scoring for the Rockies.

Houston's Last Two Series: 3-1 series victory over the Nationals; 2-1 series victory over the Cubs. The Astros lost the first game to the Nats (it was the one when Oswalt was ejected by the umpire) and then rolled off four straight wins.

Monday-Thursday: Four-game series @ Coors Field

Monday, 7 June 2010 @ 6:40pm MT


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Wandy Rodriguez 3-7 11 11 0 0 0 0 60.1 75 42 34 5 23 44 5.07 1.62


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Jason Hammel 2-3 8 8 0 0 0 0 44.1 54 31 30 5 11 39 6.09 1.47

 

Tuesday, 8 June 2010 @ 6:40pm MT


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Brian Moehler 0-2 14 2 0 0 0 0 26.1 37 19 19 3 8 9 6.49 1.71


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Jeff Francis 1-2 4 4 0 0 0 0 24.1 25 10 10 2 6 14 3.70 1.27

 

Wednesday, 9 June 2010 @ 6:40pm MT


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Felipe Paulino 1-7 11 11 0 0 0 0 67.1 58 38 30 2 36 61 4.01 1.40


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Aaron Cook 2-3 11 11 1 0 0 0 63.0 70 39 35 4 29 31 5.00 1.57

 

Thursday, 10 June 2010 @ 1:10pm MT


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Roy Oswalt 3-8 12 12 0 0 0 0 78.1 66 30 28 9 21 73 3.22 1.11


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Jhoulys Chacin 3-4 8 7 0 0 0 0 43.0 35 19 18 2 18 45 3.77 1.23


Lineup and more after the jump

Expected Lineup

 

Player Pos AVG OBP SLG OPS ISO BABIP wOBA
Michael Bourn OF 0.279 0.364 0.348 0.712 0.069 0.348 0.331
Jeff Keppinger 2B 0.302 0.350 0.401 0.751 0.099 0.315 0.332
Lance Berkman 1B 0.266 0.372 0.442 0.814 0.175 0.304 0.361
Carlos Lee OF 0.217 0.257 0.377 0.634 0.160 0.215 0.273
Hunter Pence OF 0.277 0.317 0.451 0.768 0.175 0.277 0.334
Pedro Feliz 3B 0.230 0.255 0.317 0.572 0.087 0.237 0.248
Tommy Manzella SS 0.194 0.253 0.243 0.496 0.049 0.265 0.224
Humberto Quintero C 0.234 0.267 0.333 0.601 0.099 0.293 0.264

 

Bench

 

Player Pos AVG OBP SLG OPS ISO BABIP wOBA
Geoff Blum 1B/3B 0.237 0.295 0.289 0.584 0.052 0.277 0.264
Jason Michaels OF 0.191 0.224 0.340 0.565 0.149 0.184 0.249
Kevin Cash C 0.189 0.250 0.297 0.547 0.108 0.231 0.249
Cory Sullivan OF 0.180 0.268 0.240 0.508 0.060 0.237 0.239

 

Closer


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Matt Lindstrom 2-1 25 0 0 0 13 3 25.1 32 9 9 1 9 21 3.20 1.62

 

Injuries


Houston Astros Injuries

15-Day

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Chris Sampson trapezius 06/01/2010
Bud Norris biceps 05/24/2010

60 Day DL / Out for the season

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Alberto Arias shoulder 03/26/2010

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