Waaal, jess kickstart mah heart.
Here I was putting the incredible finishing touches on the Astros greatest losing streak story and they had to go and win.
Guess Russ Ortiz just done gone and got his lil ol self a starting spot by thowing 6 innings of 1 hit no walk no run ball. Not that he hadn’t pitched reeel good befores, but this time the pitchin good, why it was connected to the OTHER guys hittin bettern than the other team’s guys (unfortunately too many of them baseball writers haven’t figgered out that no matter how good you pitch, iffn your guys don’t hit, you just ain’t a-gonna win…) And yes, I know that Ortiz’ main competition, Jose Capellan hasn’t given up an ER all spring, but pitching well didn’t get the team a WIN. Therefore, Ortiz has pitched better, you get it?
In fact, Ortiz was just desperate enough to go and drive in one of his own runs. Which I DO understand.
Lance Berkman finally remembered how to hit a home run, Matsui got his first hit in 3 weeks then promptly got hisself caught stealing, Tejada got his first hit since returning from the WBC, the one error that was made didn’t cost any runs and Manzella and Bogusevic got sent down.
Now, if we could just get the guys who are going to be on the team to start hitting, it would be great. Oh yeah – and if we could get them to quit making so darn many errors and missing so many catchable baseballs, it would be even better.
I’m still kind of in shock, accepting that the losing streak is finally lost, I’ve just gotten so numb from the suckage and am going to have to completely re-orient myself. I mean, what if we actually manage to win another game…
I’m not real too particularly interested in the WBC, but I’m just gonna hafta watch Roy Oswalt vs Daisuke Matsuzaka on Sunday night. Roy was tired out after 50 pitches in his last appearance and he’s expected to pitch as if it were a regular season game, although I would bet that he won’t be allowed to exceed 100 pitches.
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