CoJack and Byrnesie Close it Out: D’Backs 7 – Astros 6
After Eric Byrnes tied the game in the 8th with a 3-run homer, pinch hitter Conor Jackson–Shawn Green played first today–put the D’Backs ahead in the 9th with a 2-run jack.
But closer Jorge Julio did not have his best stuff, and it seems that every time he threw the ball it was sent deep into the outfield. The Astros got one run back in the bottom of the 9th and they had a runner on 2nd with two out when ‘Stros pinch hitter Eric Munson sent a fly ball deep to center.
Eric Byrnes ran back, ran back, ran back, and caught it a few steps from the bullpen gate he then lightly banged into. He turned around pumped his fist and the ball game was over.
So while we tip our cap to Conor Jackson, for his game winning HR, and also to Chad Tracy and Jeff DaVanon who had an RBI a piece, the guy who made the game today–at the plate and on the field–was Eric Byrnes!!!
And none too soon, as I now have to go to work!
Kellia "grinnin’ like a fool" Ramares