Astros need to put in extra work to get the win
By Editorial Staff
The Houston Astros needed an extra inning to get a 9-6 victory over divisional rival Milwaukee Brewers. In what was a bizarre game where Brandon Lyon hit the game winning RBI in the top of the 10th after blowing the save in the 9th. The Astros started quick, scoring three runs in the top of the 1st, which normally would be enough for pitcher Brett Myers.
Myers once again pitched over six innings for the fifth time this season but he gave up five earned runs, the most in any start this season. Myers ERA jumped almost a whole run from 2.39 to 3.31 after the start today. However, it was the offense that was able to pick up their starting pitcher and get the win for the Astros. The Astros got the long ball working in this game as they got home runs from Carlos Lee, who hit a two run shot in the first, and Hunter Pence who hit a solo shot in the third. Pence wasn’t done as he hit a single in the 7th that brought home Angel Sanchez for a 6-3 lead.
The Brewers however returned serve scoring two runs in the bottom of the inning and tied it up in the bottom of the ninth off a double by Prince Fielder that brough home Ryan Braun. However, the Astros didn’t waste any time as Humberto Quintero hit a two run double to center. Pitcher Brandon Lyon followed it up with another double, bringing home Quintero and Lyon closed out the bottom of the tenth for the Astros eighth win of the season.
This was a good win for the ‘Stros as they had a lead and were able to fend off a rally from a team that some had pick to win the NL Central. They also were able to end a two game losing streak and will look to win another series as they will take the field against the Brew Crew in a 1:05 PM (ET) start.