Star Performer of the Week May 9-15

It was another rough week for the Astros who won only two games on a six game homestand. Today’s 7-4 loss to the Mets gives Houston a 2-10 record in series deciding games. Aneury Roriguez held the New Yorkers hitless through four innings but ran out of gas in the fifth. Despite allowing four runs and throwing over 35 pitches in the frame, Brad Mills sent AnRod back to the hill for the sixth inning. The results were not good. Rodriguez gave up a three run homer to Justin Turner before exiting the game. I’m assuming that Mills is attempting to stretch out Rodriguez for future starts at the expense of today’s outcome. Or perhaps the skipper is hesitant to make the call to the league’s worst bullpen. But when the call was finally made the bullpen responded with four hitless innings. Hopefully that is a sign of things to come.

Not much positive news to report as the offense struggled to get anything going this week. One player is swinging a hot bat and earns this week’s honor as our Star Performer. That player is…

…Carlos Lee.

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El Caballo went 7 for 21 on the week and is currently riding a nine game hitting streak. Lee reached a career milestone on Saturday when he collected his 2,000th hit. Lee also homered later in the contest to help Houston score a 7-3 win.

Topics: Aneury Rodriguez, Brad Mills, Carlos Lee, Houston Astros, New York Mets

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