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Miguel Tejada One-Ups El Caballo

Posted on: July 22, 2009 11:13 pm
Not content to hit a grand slam or drive in a bunch of runs, Miguel Tejada went one better and won the game tonight for the Astros.  He knocked in Jeff Keppinger from second on a single to left field.

Another solid game for the Astros, though Chris Carpenter out-dueled our ace Roy Oswalt.  Oswalt gave up three earned in seven innings, Carpenter gave up two earned in eight.

In other news, the Red Sox were busy today, trading Julio Lugo for Chris Duncan, and acquiring Adam LaRoche from Pittsburgh for a couple prospects.  I can see why they wanted to get rid of Lugo (though they'll probably be paying his salary regardless), but I'm not quite sure why they wanted LaRoche.  Mike Lowell and Kevin Youkilis are both playing fairly well; Youkilis was an All-Star, while Lowell has been solid, if not quite spectacular following hip surgery.

Could more rest for Lowell be a factor?  Considering that he missed some time before the Break, maybe so.
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