I watched a lot of Astros baseball last week. I watched most of the games on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at home. On Thursday I went to the game. Thursday’s game was so exhausting. They couldn’t hit. The Nats could. It was just dreary. We left in the 9th inning to beat the traffic and there wasn’t any. I’ve never been so exhausted with baseball.
Last night I turned on the game. I was playing the guitar, working on Recuerdos de Alhambra, which is as melancholy as it gets, right up there with Pavane for a Dead Princess and Yesterday. It shouldn’t be played while watching this year’s Astros. I wasn’t paying much attention to the game and Kris wanted me to put onn a movie, so during the fifth we turned on Mirror, Mirror at our daughter’s suggestion. It wasn’t completely awful, maybe even kinda ok. It’s a twist on the Snow White tale, with the dwarves as highwaymen, the prince as pompous but likable, and Snow White as innocent but capable. Nathan Lane is the Queen’s assistant, not the queen, and Julia Roberts is the Queen.
But guess what? When I went to bed and checked the score, the Snow Whites had won, with a walk off, in the 9th. Never happened, you say, that’s a fairy tale, you say. Trust me though, it’s true.
In the first Nyjer Morgan got to first on lost ball on a strike out. Oh no, I say. The Brewers scored Morgan in the 1st on a Ryan (I did not have sex with that woman) Braun double, and Weeks scored on a wild pitch in the third. After I turned off the game Scott Moore scored the Astros’ first run on a Corporan single in the bottom of the fifth. Rickie Weeks scored the Brewers’ final run in the seventh on a Juan Segura single.
Pitching lines were good. Norris pitched 7, with 8 hits, 3 R, 7 strikeouts, and no walks. F. Rodriguez pitched the 8th, Lopez the 9th, both with no hits, no walks, 2 strikeouts.
Corporan homered on the first at bat in the 8th, and in the bottom of the 9th the princess kissed the frog and it turned into a prince. Wallace led off with a walk, Tyler Greene pinch ran. Greene stole second and advanced to third on the same play on a wild pitch. Pearce singled in Greene, and reached second on an error. Bogusevic singled in Pearce.
If you haven’t seen the game ending scrum, go here.
You’ll think it’s a fairy tale until you see it. The Astros will wear their Snow Whites again tonight, because, well, they won, so I think I’ll watch this. I don’t remember much about the movie, except there’s a nice version of Gaspar Sanz’s Canarios in the Gypsy scene.