By Mr. Happy
Tonight’s ball game showed some promise early on, as the Astros first knotted the game at one and then took a 3-1 lead on a Chris Snyder two run two out home run in the fourth inning, after a spectacular catch by Brandon Barnes, which saved at least a run, if not two. Hopes indeed were high, particularly for the SnS meetup in Suite 54, organized by SnS MVP Gleach.
Unfortunately for the home nine, games have a fifth inning, and Jordan Lyles and fifth innings mix like Mr. Happy and tattoes. Lyles, who drops to 2-10 with a 5.70 ERA, has a season ERA of 14.11 in the fifth inning coming into tonight’s action, which goes to 19.02 with four earnies while recording no outs in tonight’s fifth inning. Lyles surrendered eight hits and gave up three walks in his four plus frames, tossing 80 pitches. Arizona dropped a nine spot on the Astros in that disastrous fifth inning to take a 10-3 lead that they didn’t surrender.
In addition to Snyder’s clutch bomb, his sixth of the year, Tyler Greene went deep for his sixth home run of the season. Greene has been playing lights out since his acquisition from the Cardinals. Chuckie Fick allowed two home runs, one to Aaron Hill, which was a three run shot in that fifth inning, and another to Ryan Wheeler, his first in the big leagues, in his 2.1 innings of work. I lost interest in the rest of the game and started writing this recap.
I had hoped to feature some good updates from the SnS sweet suite meetup, but the crew was silent to my shock and dismay. I guess what goes on at MMPUS stays at MMPUS.