A good start, for a change

Capt55b28ce1f0484d41bfaa3a0d89539da5astrIt was a good start for this particular Astros road trip; and they truly needed it, after a not-so-hot home stand: a 10-3 beating of the Washington Nationals, once again driven by (Lisa, I know how much you like this), explosive hitting.

Willy Taveras went 3-for-5; Craig Biggio was 4-for-5 with 3 RBI; and Lance Berkman jacked a 2-run homer off Zach Day in the first inning; giving Wandy Rodriguez a lot of support. Wandy went back to his good old ways, allowing three runs in six frames; and the bullpen was once again a stable base, with outstanding performances by Dave Borkowski, Trever Miller (do not adjust your monitors) and Dan Wheeler, who pitched a shutout inning each.

Day wasn’t able to keep Astros lumber out of sync during the 3.2 innings he pitched, leaving after that with a possible arm injury; however, it was a nice beginning for a change, so needed to erase so many doubt around the Astros and its faithful; and hopefully, to put an end to the long funk.


Great game.. hope the next 3 go the same way. Great points.. I didn’t even realize it was Trever Miller out there..


You know I actually prefer a pitchers’ duel, if I really want to watch some good baseball. But for my heart and my blood pressure: EXPLOSIVE HITTING from the Astros is so, so good. Especially after last season. And the recent offensive drought of late (Can I look now? Is it over?).



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