Last night, Wandy gave up 3 runs over 7 innings vs a really lousy pitcher and got a L for his effort.
Tonight, Brian Moehler gives up 3 runs over 6 innings against a very good pitcher, Jeff Francis, and gets a W because there were only 2 GIDPs instead of like 10 or something, although I must say that Lance has GOT to stop hitting all those GB to short/second unless he wants to take the GIDP title from Miggy. Anyone want to guess whether Moehler will be left in the rotation when Norris is ready to come off the DL? I would bet that unless the Astros start losing more, Norris will be tossed on the garbage pile of intermittant middle relief and left to rot while the Proven Veteran gets the starts because Drayton wants fans to think that this Team Can WINNN!!!!!!!
Tommy Manzella LIKEY hitting second – went 2 fer 4 with 2 singles, a FC and an RBI.
I’m just unbelieveably bummed about the incredibly awful draft selections so far. Their selling point is that they will all sign right away. Like Whoopie Freaking Doo. What’s the difference if they sign right away if they aren’t any good to begin with? I still can’t get over them wasting their #8 pick on Delino DeShields, Jr. I also do NOT believed that a guy who is Wesley Wright size was going to go play Division 1 football, neither.
I’ll review the entire draft as soon as it is finished. And I suppose it would make it fun to put odds on whether or not the Astros will actually pay up and sign Jacoby Jones, the 19th round selection who is a Boras client and wants $$$ or he will go to college.
Tomorrow, it’s Felipe Paulino vs Aaron Cook, who actually isn’t pitching well so far (like that matters when pitchers face the Astros…) but has pitched very well vs the Astros in the past: 4-1 in 8 GS and 1 in relief over 55.1 IP: 55H, 5 HR, 15 BB, 24 K, 22 ER: 3.86 ERA, 1.36 WHIP.