'Stros this week

Discussion in 'Baseball' started by Victorious1, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. Victorious1

    Victorious1 250+ Posts

    Just what the doctor ordered:
    3 games w/Pirates
    4 games w/Nat's

    If they are not above .500 by the break they might as well shut it down.

    The next month will be tough:
    4 @ LA Dodgers
    3 St Louis
    3 NY Mets
    4 @ CHI
    3 @ St Louis
  2. salonghorn-70

    salonghorn-70 2,500+ Posts

    Let's hope that they don't repeat the first two games in San Francisco. [​IMG]
  3. hudsonhorn

    hudsonhorn 500+ Posts

    Amen, SA.
  4. I feel they will keep it up. They've been playing good ball recently. You guys are right, the month immediately after the break will be tough.
  5. Victorious1

    Victorious1 250+ Posts

    Hampton pitches 7 innings of 3 hit ball and 'Stros win 4-1. Houston is within one game of .500 and 3.5 out of 1st. Moehler is scheduled to go tomorrow.
  6. trueut2003

    trueut2003 250+ Posts

  7. Wandy with the CG. That man is the FUTURE of Astros pitching. 9 wins now for him.
  8. Victorious1

    Victorious1 250+ Posts

    That was a gem by Wandy.

    We'll see if Ortiz can get us to .500 tomorrow.
  9. Victorious1

    Victorious1 250+ Posts

    I forgot about playing the completion of the suspended game from earlier in the season tonight...could get 2 W's today (or 2 L's).
  10. Bob in Houston

    Bob in Houston 2,500+ Posts

    .500 is about the limit for this team. Not enough pitching.
  11. UnBiased Horn

    UnBiased Horn 250+ Posts

    Pitching will not be the problem, staying healthy and our massive lack of production at 2B and 3B and managerial sucking will be the problem. Oswalt is a solid #1 (he's a top 5 pitcher in baseball when he is on as he has been lately), Wandy is now a solid #2 (he's been unbelievably good in 3/4s of his starts) and the rest are at least average at the 3, 4 and 5 spots. Our bully should be great when everyone is healthy.
  12. HTownSmitty

    HTownSmitty 25+ Posts

  13. Victorious1

    Victorious1 250+ Posts

    Nats score on an error to win the suspended game. Just like that Houston's back to 2 games below .500.
  14. Chest Rockwell

    Chest Rockwell 1,000+ Posts

    ... and currently losing the 2nd game 4-2.
  15. ballrific

    ballrific 500+ Posts

    yeah, nice toss there miggy on the double play that wins iit for the ****** nats. airmailed it into the dugout and the runner wasnt even halfway down the line. [​IMG]
  16. Victorious1

    Victorious1 250+ Posts

    Blum's two out, walk off single brings them up to .500. Hampton goes tomorrow.
  17. cochamps

    cochamps 2,500+ Posts

    stros are rollin now.
  18. Victorious1

    Victorious1 250+ Posts

    The team with the worse record in mlb is administering a major beatdown in H-town.

    I know there is still half a season left and they're only 3.5 games out of first but I think we stick a fork in these clowns, they're done.
  19. cochamps

    cochamps 2,500+ Posts

    Well the Astros have the only NL Central crown other than the Cards / Cubs in the last 9 years, so they have that going for them. Which is nice.
  20. texas_ex2000

    texas_ex2000 2,500+ Posts

  21. hudsonhorn

    hudsonhorn 500+ Posts

    And maybe not. Stros have made some great second half runs in the past - could do it again if the bats come around.
  22. YoLaDu

    YoLaDu Guest

    44-44 at the All-Star break and 3 1/2 games out of first.

    I'll take it.

    If you told me on May 27th this is where they would be at the All-Star break, i would have been estatic.
  23. Victorious1

    Victorious1 250+ Posts

    Wandy with another shutout to start the second half of the season to go over .500. Oswalt goes tonight.

    I'm still expecting a beatdown over the next month. I hope they prove me wrong.
  24. UnBiased Horn

    UnBiased Horn 250+ Posts

    A dominant complete game shutout by Roy tonight for an 8-1 win. 2nd place now.

    Kind of a waste of a masterful performance (another) by Oswalt. Save the 8 runs of support for someone else. I am surprised we killed Billingsley like that. Impressive 2 out rally in the first.

    Big series against Cards coming up with Wandy and Oswalt lined up.
  25. Might I remind you of this...12 games against the Cards in this second half of the season.

    Go Stros Go
  26. ballrific

    ballrific 500+ Posts

    who would of thought magic wandy and roy would make a solid 1-2. problem is cardinals keep winning.

  28. salonghorn-70

    salonghorn-70 2,500+ Posts

    I would like to see Pence pull out of his "sort of" slump.
  29. Victorious1

    Victorious1 250+ Posts

    I'm completely satisfied with a split on the road with LA.

    Now is Houston's chance to make a move on the central standings head to head with the Cards:

    Mon: Lohse vs Moehler
    Tues: Wellemeyer vs Rodriguez
    Wed: Carpenter vs Oswalt
  30. And a good start to the proceedings: Good Guys 3, Cards 2, only THREE back.


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