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"To say it’s surprising suggests that I didn’t think he could do it," Garner said to the media. "We know he has good stuff, great movement on his pitches, and he’s been throwing strikes. It’s a good sign." Sampson did something beyond surprise, considering the fact it was his first Major League start; since his role in the pitching staff was upgraded after Roy Oswalt landed on the DL.
Seven shutout innings, giving up three hits and without striking out anyone. Incredible. They only needed a solo homer by Brad Ausmus to get the win, offensively speaking. The final? 1-0 Astros.
More and better signs the bad times have ended? Stay tuned.