Houston 4, Milwaukee 0

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, May 17, 2012 8:05 PM
Location - Minute Maid Park
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Brian Knight, First Base - Mark Wegner, Second Base - Mike Muchlinski, Third Base - Wally Bell,
Attendance - 15173

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Milwaukee 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 2
Houston 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 13 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Milwaukee 16-22 9-9 7-13 L2
Houston 17-21 12-8 5-13 W2

Recap


Astros 4, Brewers 0
: Jed Lowrie belted two-run homer to highlight a four-run fourth inning and J.A. Happ pitched six shutout innings as Houston swept a two-game series from visiting Milwaukee.

After Carlos Lee led off the fourth with a single, Lowrie lifted Shaun Marcum’s 3-2 pitch over the right-field wall for his team-leading fifth blast. Chris Snyder and Jordan Schafer added RBI singles later in the inning for a 4-0 lead.

Happ (3-3), who had given up 10 runs in 10 innings over his previous two starts, allowed seven hits and one walk. The left-hander struck out four.

Milwaukee loaded the bases with one out in the third, but Happ retired 2011 NL MVP Ryan Braun on a pop up and clean-up hitter Aramis Ramirez on a groundout to end the threat. Happ also escaped one-out jams in the fifth and sixth, stranding runners at second and third both times.

Marcum (2-2) allowed nine hits and four runs – three earned – in losing for the first time in three decisions against Houston.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Houston pitcher Wilton Lopez issued his first walk of the season in the eighth. It was the 79th batter he’s faced and was the longest streak for a reliever to start the season since John Smoltz went 92 without a walk in 2004. … Milwaukee is 5-10 in May and 7-13 overall on the road this season. … Houston’s Jose Altuve had three hits, including two against Marcum to improve to 5-for-7 against him.  … Milwaukee’s Norichika Aoki had three hits and has seven in his last three starts.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Milwaukee   Houston
Shaun Marcum Player J.A. Happ
Loss W/L Win
5.0 IP 6.0
5 Strikeouts 4
9 Hits 7
5.40 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Milwaukee   Houston
Norichika Aoki Player Jose Altuve
3 Hits 3
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
4 TB 3
.750 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Milwaukee 8 0 10 .229 22 5 0 2 1 2
Houston 13 1 18 .351 22 7 4 2 2 1

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game at home against Texas. The Astros have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .429 after a loss.
  • Milwaukee will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Brewers have a W/L % of .375 after a win and .455 after a loss.