Enhanced Box Score: Astros 3, Cubs 4 – September 16, 2011

Who could have predicted that the only offense the Astros would get would come from Carlos Lee? Me. That’s who. Also: everyone else.

Matt Garza was dominant today, like so many Astros opponents before him, but, in Mike Quade’s continual bid to let his players get “milestones” he left Matt Garza in for, perhaps, one too many batters (Lee’s second homer happened at 116 pitches, mind you). Garza ended up throwing 124.

The game went 12 innings, and, of all people, Marlon Byrd won the game with a bases-loaded single. Didn’t see that coming.

The Astros clearly wanted this game badly. Gotta love September baseball…

Brett Taylor is the editor and lead writer at Bleacher Nation, and can also be found as Bleacher Nation on Twitter and on Facebook.

19 responses to “Enhanced Box Score: Astros 3, Cubs 4 – September 16, 2011”

  1. Joe Cartwright

    Carlos Lee : the story of how one man saved his team from complete mediocrity.

  2. die hard

    wonder if Campana has record for most steals per at bats?…

  3. Andrew

    Wait… I did miss the game because I was at work, but how on earth did Aramis Ramirez get a triple? Were the Astros’ outfielders taking a nap?

    1. Pete

      The ball went through a couple of cross-streaking outfielders and they had to run back to the wall to get it. Don’t think there was a bounce, just bad play from the Astros’ OFs.

  4. Mike Foster

    Brett, that AutoTrader screen is getting REAL annoying! I know you don’t really need me here…but pop-up screens on websites drive me away real fast….just saying.

    1. Dave

      What browser do you use?  Adblock Plus on Chrome has eliminated all the ads on BN.

  5. Don

    People complaining about ads are ignorant. Brett gives us a free service so he can add all the ads he wants for all i care. People have to make money somehow.