Monday, August 21, 2006

Is It The End?

I hope not. I told someone that I believed the Astros could still make it to the playoffs. That was before their loss tonight. If they beat the Reds in the next two games then I will feel better and hopeful. If they don't, then I will hope for the best and root for the team I like best next. It won't be the Reds or Cubs YUCK!!! And no AL team at all UNLESS it is the Texas Rangers or KC Royals which won't happen. I'll see who makes it to the finals. I am keeping my fingers crossed that it will be a team with a star on their cap and their name rhymes with Castros ;)

Saturday, August 19, 2006

My Hopes Are Fading

Gosh I love the Astros but this season seems like one big mess. Here are some things that have upset me. They got rid of Preston Wilson. I loved that guy! People called him a strike out king and king of the double play (meaning he hits into a lot of DPs). I didn't care. The guy played his heart out. Another thing I am upset about is all the freakin losing! I wouldn't mind so much if it weren't losing by WALKING runs in. Our pitchers have under-performed, our batters have under-performed and our managers have under-performed. And the fans have turned evil. They want everyone traded and right this minute. Why? Just make our guys play to their very best. It is very frustrasting.

I pray they make it to the playoffs but I am worried. At the very least, I still get to watch about 40 more games. Go 'Stros! Win or lose, I love ya!

Thursday, August 10, 2006

RoyO Homers!

Yesterday I saw history. Roy Oswalt hit his first homerun. It was funny because everyone in the dugout gave him the silent treatment. No high fives or anything but they were just joking. They came around and cheered him good. Also, the crowd gave him a standing ovation. Whoohoo! And tonight, with the talented, powerful and pretty darn cute Rocket Roger Clemens on the mound, the Astros swept the Pirates. Yes fans, that means they have won 5 out of the past 6 games. Is this a streak? Do they live? Only time will tell with less than 50 games left in the season. I am rooting for you 'Stros.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

They Live!

The Astros are playing a whole lot better. They are on a winning streak if you can call 3 out 4 games a streak. The only problem is that they are winning kind of ugly. They can't seem to win more than 2 in a row. The other thing is that the games are taking so long! I went to bed without watching the rest of the game last night against Arizona because it started late (Pacific Standard Time). I woke up to find out that the Astros finally won it 8-7 but of course poor Oswalt didn't get the win. Lidge almost blew it. I feel so bad for the guy. The fans in Houston have turned on him which is terrible. I think that he will never recover his dominant pitching as long as he stays in Houston. He needs a new city with new fans that are happy to have him. The way Houston fans scorn him, they don't deserve Lidge. He will pitch great again someday (probably as soon as next season) and then they will be very sorry if they do run him off.

Anyway, the game is taking forever AGAIN tonight. It is 9-3 in the top of the 8th as I write this. Rocket pitched tonight. He is so hard on himself. I think the announcers were right that he is a perfectionist. My gosh, the Astros are winning but it isn't good enough for Roger Clemens. He gets mad at every little basehit the opposition gets. I am glad he is so competitive but I bet his blood pressure is out the roof. Well, I hope the 'Stros can hold on to the lead. Our bullpen is up. I'll let you know how it turns out.

oh one more thing, Luke Scott is tearing the MLB up!!! This kid is on FIRE.