Astros Series Preview


Astros Probable Starters (in order):

  • Bud Norris (2-5, 6.80 ERA in 2010; 2009 vs. MIL: 2 GS, 1-0, 2.45 ERA, 15 SO, 8 BB, 2 HR allowed)
  • Brett Myers (5-5, 3.20 ERA in 2010; 2008 vs. MIL: 1 GS, 1-0, 1.0 ERA, 4 SO, 1BB, 1 HR allowed)
  • Wandy Rodriguez (4-10, 5.64 ERA in 2010; 2009 vs. MIL: 3 GS, 2-1, 5.50 ERA, 12 SO, 8 BB, 4 HR allowed)

Brewers Probable Starters (in order):

  • Manny Parra (2009 vs. HOU: 2 GS, 1-1, 3.48 ERA, 8 SO, 6 BB, 1 HR allowed)
  • Yovani Gallardo (2009 vs. HOU: 5 GS, 3-2, 3.38 ERA, 28 SO, 12 BB, 3 HR allowed)
  • Dave Bush (2010 vs. HOU 1 GS, 1-0, 3.00 ERA, 2 SO, 1 BB, 1 HR allowed)



Batting average Jeff Keppinger, .276

Batting average Ryan Braun, .301
On-base percentage Lance Berkman, .350

On-base percentage Prince Fielder, .390
Slugging Jason Michaels, .439

Slugging Corey Hart, .577
OPS Hunter Pence, .748
OPS Hart, .919
Home runs Pence, 11

Home runs Hart, 18
Runs batted in Carlos Lee, 39

Runs batted in Hart, 58
Runs scored Pence & Michael Bourn, 43

Runs scored Rickie Weeks, 50
Stolen bases Bourn, 22
Stolen bases Braun, 11


Wins 3 pitchers with 5

Wins Yovani Gallardo, Chris Narveson 7
ERA Brandon Lyon, 3.09
ERA David Riske, 0.00
SO Roy Oswalt, 97

SO Gallardo,115
K/9 Brad Norris, 11.13

K/9 Villanueva, 11.5
WHIP Wilton Lopez, 1.09

WHIP Villanueva, 1.301
IP Oswalt, 104

IP Gallardo, 103.0
Saves Matt Lindstrom, 22

Saves John Axford, 7



Bud Norris is returning from the DL to make the start today. He had biceps tendinitis. Norris had a 3.06 ERA in three rehabilitation starts for triple-A Round Rock.


The Astros have recently brought up some talent from the minors in the form of Chris Johnson, Jason Castro, and Jason Bourgeois. Per the Crawfish Boxes, as of June 25, " In the four games since the three players were called up, the Astros have scored an average of 5.25 runs per game.  The Astros have scored just under 3.5 over the course of the season, so if this keeps up, it will be a huge improvement.

Milwaukee has won 20 of 27 at home against Houston since the start of the 2007 season. Milwaukee took two of three from the Astros and has won seven of the last nine games against Houston.


"Manny Parra has been a model of consistency this month.

Since going just three innings against the Mets on May 29, Parra has given up 2.25 runs per start over 5 2/3 innings per outing, making for a 3.52 June ERA."

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