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Astros Lose Game Four and Series to Cinci, Waste Good Start By Hampton

Published by on April 20, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Reds 4, Astros 3

Mike Hampton pitched six plus innings, giving up three earned.

Geoff Geary came in for Mike Hampton, with a runner on second in the top of the seventh, and proceeded to give up a single and a walk to load the bases for Joey Votto.

Tim Byrdak was brought in to face Votto and gave up a two-run double. Bourn, Blum, and Rodriguez teamed up to gun down Hairston at the plate, preventing him from scoring on the double as well.

Houston had a great opportunity to tie the ball game in the bottom of the eighth, with Berkman at the plate and runners at first and third, following a lead-off double by Jason Michaels and a walk by Miguel Tejada.

Berkman couldn't come through and ...

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