Those are the magic numbers today. Wandy Rodriguez, the Astros’ number two starter, allowed just two hits in game number two with the Reds. It took two other pitchers to finish the game after Wandy pitched seven innings, striking out ten Reds in the process.
Seven is also the number of runs the Astros scored, which is seven more than the Reds. Jason Lane, playing second base, continues to be 0-for-2009.
Seven different Astros had hits in the game, and only two in the starting eight – Lance Berkman and Smith – didn’t have hits.
Miguel Tejada (who wears number ten) stole a base, and two other Astros – Hunter Pence and Michael Bourn – each got stolen base number two for the season.