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…

  • Joe Cartwright

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

  • die hard

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

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      That’s actually a pretty interesting question. If I had to guess, I’d say no with respect to “per at bat” … but “per times on base”? Maybe.

      • dick

        Herb Washington holds a record that will last forever. 1974 A’s – 29 stolen bases, 0 At Bats

        • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

          Caught 16 times, though. Just awful…

        • ReiCow

          That is an absolutely AMAZING stat

  • 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?

    • 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.

      • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

        Tony Campana would have circled the bases twice.

        • ReiCow


  • 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.

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      They only pop up when your mouse goes over them. I’m sorry for the inconvenience, but I have to pay the bills somehow…

      • Mike Foster

        Brett, I completely understand, hell, I sell’em. Just the skyscrapers are difficult to avoid, and you have to click on the ad to remove it. That interferes with the flow of your magical prose. Just saying…

        • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

          Thanks, Mike. I’ll keep my eye on it best I can (different ads show up for different people, so I don’t always see the same ads as everyone else). I appreciate your understanding. I’m not crazy about them either – but they are what makes me doing this job possible.

          • Jeff

            I always get ads for Best Buy, which is actually pretty cool. The weird thing is, they are always in Spanish.

            • TWC

              You know, about half of the ads I see (when I bother to even glance at them) are in Spanish, too.

    • Dave

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

      • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

        And eliminated the source of revenue that keeps this site going! :)

        A lot of ads suck, but they keep free content free. Without them, Mom ‘n Pop sites like Bleacher Nation would die. And if everyone blocks them, sites like BN will die. Just something to consider.

  • 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.