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Bats slack off
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Astros 5, Brewers 2
Gabe Kapler makes a diving catch to rob Ty Wigginton in the first. (Darren Hauck/AP)
After getting two early runs against the Astros, the Brewers' bats went silent, getting shut down over the final seven frames. The lack of support cost Ben Sheets, who yielded five runs over six frames in his seventh defeat.
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Series at a glance:
  • Mon. 08/18: MIL 9, HOU 3
  • Tue. 08/19: HOU 5, MIL 2
  • Wed. 08/20: MIL 5, HOU 2
HOU
Houston (64-62)
Won 1
Houston 5, Milwaukee 2   MIL
Milwaukee (72-55)
Lost 1
August 19, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Houston
0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 0   5 8 1
Milwaukee
1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 10 0
Standings thru 8/19/08  |  Recap: HOU | MIL  |  Gameday  |  Astros stats  |  Brewers stats
Houston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Erstad, LF 5 2 2 0 0 1 3 .297
Bourn, CF 4 1 1 2 0 1 3 .226
Wigginton, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .303
Berkman, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 2 2 .327
Blum, SS 4 1 1 3 0 2 1 .229
Pence, RF 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 .262
Newhan, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .208
Quintero, C 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 .243
Moehler, P 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 .029
  Sampson, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .136
  a-Loretta, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .274
  Geary, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Hawkins, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-House, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
  Valverde, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 33 5 8 5 3 11 16  

a-Intentionally walked for Sampson in the 7th. b-Lined out for Hawkins in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Newhan (3, Shouse).
3B: Bourn (4, Sheets).
HR: Blum (12, 6th inning off Sheets, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Blum 4; Quintero 2; Erstad 2; Bourn 3; Pence; Newhan 2.
RBI: Bourn 2 (22), Blum 3 (39).
2-out RBI: Bourn 2; Blum 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wigginton; Bourn; Newhan.
SAC: Quintero.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Erstad (2, 2nd base off Sheets/Kendall).
PO: Pence (1st base by Sheets).

FIELDING
E: Berkman (5, fielding).
Outfield assists: Pence 2 (Hardy, J at 3rd base, Cameron at home).

 
Milwaukee AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Durham, 2B 5 1 2 0 0 2 4 .285
Hardy, J, SS 3 0 1 1 1 1 2 .275
Kapler, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 6 .298
Fielder, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .273
Hart, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .287
Counsell, 3B 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .225
Cameron, CF 4 0 2 1 0 1 0 .245
Kendall, C 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 .250
Sheets, P 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 .088
  a-Nix, L, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .143
  Shouse, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Mota, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Riske, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Hall, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .225
Totals 36 2 10 2 1 8 17  

a-Singled for Sheets in the 6th. b-Struck out for Riske in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Hardy, J (25, Moehler), Cameron (21, Moehler).
TB: Kendall 3; Hardy, J 2; Nix, L; Fielder; Cameron 3; Durham 2.
RBI: Hardy, J (57), Cameron (54).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kapler 4; Hardy, J.
Team RISP: 2-for-9.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
Pickoffs: Sheets (Pence at 1st base).

 
Houston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Moehler (W, 9-4) 5.1 9 2 1 1 4 0 3.87
Sampson (H, 8) 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.38
Geary (H, 10) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.41
Hawkins (H, 3) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.98
Valverde (S, 32) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.08
 
Milwaukee IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sheets (L, 11-7) 6.0 5 5 5 1 7 1 3.16
Shouse 1.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 2.36
Mota 1.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 4.63
Riske 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.96

Game Scores: Moehler 47, Sheets 48.
IBB: Loretta (by Shouse).
HBP: Bourn (by Sheets), Hardy, J (by Moehler).
Pitches-strikes: Moehler 92-56, Sampson 9-7, Geary 16-12, Hawkins 13-9, Valverde 15-11, Sheets 96-67, Shouse 16-9, Mota 25-15, Riske 17-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Moehler 4-5, Sampson 1-0, Geary 1-2, Hawkins 1-1, Valverde 0-0, Sheets 5-3, Shouse 1-0, Mota 1-0, Riske 0-1.
Batters faced: Moehler 26, Sampson 3, Geary 3, Hawkins 3, Valverde 3, Sheets 24, Shouse 5, Mota 5, Riske 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Sampson 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Ron Kulpa. 1B: Dale Scott. 2B: Bill Hohn. 3B: Dan Iassogna.
Weather: 75 degrees, clear.
Wind: 5 mph, In from LF.
T: 2:52.
Att: 41,622.
Venue: Miller Park.
August 19, 2008
August 19, 2008

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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