From the way that you pitched
The way that I saw it,
You weren’t worth a spot
And bout the trade we messed
It wasnt that good to begin with,
And now they’ve sent you packing
Saying things that you knew they would,
You isnt worth our time.
Goodbye to you
(slightly altered -The Used “Goodbye to You”)
The last of the three guys we got from Philly in the Billy Wagner trade (the others were Brandon Duckworth and Taylor Buchholz) is gone – he was put on waivers prior to being sent down and the Rangers claimed him. I know he had a decent ST (7 games, 8 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, no homers) but as all yall know, I was never really impressed with his stuff. He always gave up waaay too many homers and it is gonna be interesting to see what happens to him in Arlington Stadium. His last game there, he gave up 8 runs in 2 innings – three homers.
And I am just feeling sick writing this, but Roy is the only starting pitcher/candidate who is not simply sucking. Wandy gave up 3 ER in 3 IP – after 2 outs in the third, strike 3 got called ball 4 and he threw 30 more pitches to get out of the inning. Sigh. And today, Woody gave up 5 hits (3 doubles) and 2 walks – 5 ER in 5.1 IP. Yeah, I know our offense is better than last year, but I mean it’s not like we have the Yankees lineup and we can’t win with pitching like that. And speaking of hitting, both Jason Lane and Luke Scott have cooled off and both are hitting around .250.
I have no idea what on earth they are gonna do with Eric Bruntlett. They have to put him on waivers to send him to AAA and I can’t believed he won’t be claimed. Purpura must be working overtime on trades. The starting pitching looks like, um, horsestuff.
I hardly wanna even think about the bullpen, neither. The guy who writes scoutingbook.com thinks that Brad Lidge will rebound and be our closer again. He runs a fantasy baseball site and Brad is his pick for Astros closer. Now I will confess that for all I know, he’s a closet Cubs/Cards/Brewers fan…
Also, there’s a new Astros blog www.jastroworld.com. Check it out.