Astros Defeat Reds 7-0, behind a Two Hit Effort from Rodriguez

Jason CardwellCorrespondent IApril 19, 2009

ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 12: Starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez #51 of the Houston Astros throws against the St. Louis Cardinals on April 12, 2009 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.  The Cardinals beat the Astros 3-0.  (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

It was one of those games where you would have taken some of these runs last night, but it was a great win for Houston

Wandy Rodriguez pitched another great game, getting his first win of the season.

Geoff Blum led the squad today with three RBI.

Bourn 1-5, 1 H, 1 R, 3 SO, 4 LOB, SB
Tejada 1-4, 2 R, SB
Berkman 0-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 2 LOB (Berkman has as many strike outs this season as he does walks, 11)
Lee 3-3, 3 Hits, 1 RBI, 2 R, BB
Pence 2-4, 1 RBI, 1 K, 4 LOB, SB
Blum 3-4, 3 RBI, 1 R,
Rodriguez, 2-4, 2 RBI,
Smith 0-4, 2 K (not looking good for Jason)
Erstad 1-1 (first hit of the season and remains as the only bench player not to have a start)
Michaels 0-1

Great game out of the offense today, now if they could only put up some runs with some consistency.

Pitching Lines:Wan-rod!!
7 IP, 2 H (that’s right, two hits), 2 BB, 10 K (ties a career high for Wandy, who got 10 K’s during a previous contest against the Reds)
Sampson 1IP, 1 BB
Fulchino 1IP

Zero earned for Houston pitchers tonight.

Good news, Wandy "freaking" Rodriguez is pitching like the ace of the staff right now.  That’s three solid starts for the little lefty who got his first win tonight.

Houston scored seven runs tonight also a good sign.  Carlos Lee had a great game tonight, but the offensive MVP goes to Blummer, who got his first RBI of the season tonight and added two more to give him three on the day.

Bad news, Houston stranded nine runners on base.

Something has to be wrong with Lance Berkman.  He hasn’t done anything from the left side this year, and he already has 11 K’s.

Wandy Rodriguez W (1-1)

Tomorrow will have Felipe Paulino facing Edinson Volquez at 1:05 PM (CST).

Houston (4-7)

Cincinnati (5-5)


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