Keppinger does it again


 

If the San Francisco Giants make the playoffs they will have Jeff Keppinger to thank. The former Astros second sacker has single-handedly been responsible for back-to-back wins over his ex-teammates. Keppinger drove in Mark DeRosa with the winning run last night in the bottom of the tenth inning. It was the second straight 2-1 win for the Giants. Without Keppinger the Giants offense would be pretty much non-existant. They managed only two hits in seven innings against  much maligned starter Brett Myers.

Myers and Carlos Lee were the bright spots in yet another disappointing loss for the Astros. The two veterans were on top of their game but got very little help from the youngsters last night. Seven of the Astros first thirteen batters reached base against Giants starter Eric Surkamp, but none of them scored. Surkamp walked Jose Altuve to start the game. But Altuve was thrown out trying to steal, which proved to be a rally killer. The Astros let the rookie off the hook again in the third when they left the bases loaded. Lee reached base in all five of his plate appearances and drove in Houston’s only run. El Caballo had three hits, walked and was hit by a pitch.

Sundays lineups:

Houston

  1. Schafer CF
  2. Sanchez SS
  3. Martinez LF
  4. Lee 1B
  5. Downs 2B
  6. Bogusevic RF
  7. Paredes 3b
  8. Corporan C
  9. Norris P

 

San Francisco

  1. Torres CF
  2. Keppinger 2B
  3. Beltran RF
  4. Sandoval 3B
  5. Belt LF
  6. Huff 1B
  7. Cabrera SS
  8. Whiteside C
  9. Cain P

 

Tags: Brett Myers Carlos Lee Houston Astros Jeff Keppinger San Francisco Giants