Wade Miley took the bump for Arizona, and didn't have a particularly great night. It wasn't a tire fire, but he lasted only 5 innings whilst giving up 4 runs. It was the home runs that killed him, allowing 2, and in a 'how was the play, Mrs. Lincoln" way the rest of his short night was good in that he struck out 8.
Scott Feldman, the Astros starter, lasted a little longer but was only slightly more effective. His final line was 6 1/3 innings with 3 runs, only 2 earned, off 4 hits. He did strike out 6, though, which is interesting if you like even numbers.
The Astros almost broke the game wide open in the 7th, loading the bases with no outs, only to get a infield pop-up and a 1-2-3 double play out of it instead of runs. The latter play isn't just odd because of its sequential nature, but also because the Montero's throw to Goldy was errant, and in the excitement of real-time it seemed he would allow multiple runs to score for Houston. Instead it was instantly ruled that Matt Dominguez, the batter, ran too far in the baseline and blocked the throw. So, woo.
Chad Qualls came in for Houston in the 9th to protect a 4-3 to lead, but of course was a total Chad Qualls and instantly gave up a solo home run to Miguel Montero to tie the game. I'm not going to complain, though.
It seemed like this game might go on for awhile, but luckily for my sleep routine JJ Putz came in the 10th and gave a solo shot to Chris Carter to give the game to the Astros. Boo. But also: yeah, maybe?
Full recap to follow. I guess.