Another 1-5 week made for another easy decision in handing out the Star Performer Award.
Wandy Rodriguez picked up the win Thursday against the Rangers and is now 6-4 for the season. Wandy pitched seven scoreless innings and lowered his E.R.A. to 2.97. The magic one has been Houston’s most dependable starter in 2011, but this is his first Star Performer Award. Wandy will make his next start Tuesday against Jeff Karstens and the Pirates. Hunter Pence is this week’s runner-up on the heels of his selection to the All-Star team. Pence went 10 for 24 this week and raised his average to .322.