A good start, for a change
It 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.