There isn’t any way to sugarcoat this. Rangers beat the Astros, and beat them bad. Woody Williams can say he lost because he didn’t pitch well, not because his teammates didn’t support him offensively. Well, they didn’t but it wasn’t the main reason for the loss.
There are things looking good about this ball club and some others that don’t quite fit in. It’s true that Hunter Pence and Carlos Lee are carrying the team. Mike Lamb and Mark Loretta are also doing their part. Now, should Craig Biggio stay as lead-off? His OBP is terribly low, and it all points out to him being in a lower position in the order. Of course he has to stay as a starter, being 30 hits away from 3.000.
Now, we don’t know what might happen in the very near future when it comes to more shuffles and changes. It’s only a matter of wait and see. Things are not as bad as they were a few weeks ago. But this isn’t precisely the time for staying put.