Star Performer of the Week Sept 5 thru 11


It was another tough week for our Astros. They managed two wins against four losses on the road against sub-par teams. It was hard to find any standouts this time around but here it goes. This week’s runner-up is Wandy Rodriguez. Wandy earned his eleventh win of the season Saturday against the Nats. In six innings Wandy struck out seven and didn’t walk anyone.

This week’s Star Performer Award goes to Brett Myers. It had been a long time since his last win but Myers has been pitching better lately. Making his first start since the birth of his fourth child, Myers got back in the win column Tuesday against Pittsburgh. Myers went 7 & 2/3 innings, allowing only one run on four hits. It looked like he may be able to go the distance but Brad Mills took the big righty out of the game after he made a throwing error on a comebacker that should have ended the inning. Myers threw 65 of his 92 pitches for strikes and fanned six en route to his fourth victory of the season.

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  • Stroscrow

    Myers also had another outstanding outing against the Phillies last night. I was very surprised that he made it through his outing without giving up a homerun. That hasn’t happened very much this year for him. If he has a few more solid starts before the season ends then it will be interesting to see where his final statline ends up. Right now he has an ERA of 4.50, which would not be that bad of a season, but will probably be viewed as bad because of his first half. If you look further into his peripherals then he has a 3.82 XFIP which indicates that Myers has been extremely unlucky on balls in play and his ridiculous homerun rate of 1.41. He’s actually had a pretty decent season, not an ace-type season, which his salary is close too, but a solid middle to back of the rotation solid as an innings eater. I doubt his late season surge will be enough to restore his trade value before the off-season, but with the lack of talent on the free agent market this offseason I suppose anything could happen.

  • Stroscrow

    Myers also had another outstanding outing against the Phillies last night. I was very surprised that he made it through his outing without giving up a homerun. That hasn’t happened very much this year for him. If he has a few more solid starts before the season ends then it will be interesting to see where his final statline ends up. Right now he has an ERA of 4.50, which would not be that bad of a season, but will probably be viewed as bad because of his first half. If you look further into his peripherals then he has a 3.82 XFIP which indicates that Myers has been extremely unlucky on balls in play and his ridiculous homerun rate of 1.41. He’s actually had a pretty decent season, not an ace-type season, which his salary is close too, but a solid middle to back of the rotation solid as an innings eater. I doubt his late season surge will be enough to restore his trade value before the off-season, but with the lack of talent on the free agent market this offseason I suppose anything could happen.