Monday, May 14, 2007

Second Place

My boys are 6.5 games out of first place as of tonight. The Brewers are losing some games now. I was impressed with their winning streak. I mean they really did get on a tear but if a person was really honest, they would realize the Brewers had been playing easy teams. Now they lost the series with the Mets and lost the opener game with the Phillies. Sweeping the Nats is still a sweep but it is the Washington Nationals and I think many can claim to do that over the course of the season. So tomorrow the Astros are playing the Giants. They have won their last two series and I am hoping for them to take yet another over the next three days. So my hope is for the Brewers to keep losing and the Astros to keep winning. The key to that though is WINNING! The Astros need to make it happen for themselves in stead of waiting on poor playing by the other teams. Let's go 'Stros!

Sunday, May 06, 2007

So Long Roger Clemens

picture taken from thanks scout97!

Roger Clemens signed with the New York Yankees. Well that sucks. It sucks because 1) he won't be pitching for Houston anymore and 2) I hate the Yankees and 3) I will have to root against him. I like Roger Clemens. He is a great player and if anyone says anything different, they are big fat liars. I do have a few unanswered questions about it all though. I know it wasn't about the money because all teams were willing to pay out the nose for him. There is talk that he wanted to play for a team that could win the WS. If that were true, why didn't he play for Boston? They have a MUCH better team than NY this year. If it were about ego, then why didn't he stay in Houston where everyone treats him like a god? I don't know. Maybe someone can answer these questions for me. I wish the Rocket well but I truly hope the Yankees crash and burn. They are so evil. I wish every season for the Yankees to come in last place but it will never happen. Wanna know why? Because if the Yankees were losing real bad by the All-Star break then Steinbrenner would just spend another $200 million re-designing the team to win. Money is no object for someone like him. It really sucks.

So Roger Clemens, good-bye. I am glad you were an Astro for a while. Thanks for the great memories. Effectively immediately though, you are the enemy. Maybe once you retire I will be able to smile upon your smug countenance once again. And for the record, I don't believe the homosexual rumors about you and Andy Pettitte. No way.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Woody Williams Needs Some Run Support

The Astros are doing better. Still below .500 but winning here and there. This post however, is solely dedicated to Woody Williams. I love this guy. He is hasn't gotten a W yet this season but it isn't because he is pitching poorly. It just kills me how the offense just shuts down every time this guy pitches. I am getting angry about it! Okay last night Williams pitched and gave up 3 runs. St. Louis ended up winning the game 3-2. So today Matt Albers pitches and the Astros get a freaking 13 runs?! They won 13-0. If just half of those runs had been scored the night before Woody Williams would have gotten his first W as an Astro. So many people are down on him as a pitcher. I don't understand that. No he is not a strikeout type of guy and relies a lot on getting batters out with fly balls or grounders. He is a contact pitcher. Nothing wrong with that. What is wrong with the picture is the anemic Houston offense that doesn't lift a darn finger to back this fine pitcher up. Let's go Astros. You did good with Wandy Rodriguez (but the bullpen blew that one). Let the man get a win next time around. Please. He is doing his job, so should the bats.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Last Place Astros

My boys are playing rather sucky-ish. Jason Jennings has been on the DL and Albers has taken his place. Last night Albers didn't even last 3 innings. Or maybe it was 4. Either way the game was a washout at 11-2. Guess what the problem is. Offense! surprise surprise! Why does this team have problems hitting? The good news is that they called up Hunter Pence and this kid plays with much enthusiasm. Like the rest of the team should play. In fact only Biggio, Oswalt and Pence look determined out there. Well I have to say Woody Williams also looks hungry for a win. Poor guy is like 0-4 because no one hits the damn ball when he pitches. A total Clemens treatment. Unfortunately Woody isn't as good as Clemens and allows a few runs so he doesn't have the luxury on a no-decision. He gets pegged with the loss. Berkman is in a slump and somehow got a chip on his shoulder. Adam Everett is hitting and playing like a stud as usual but when he and Biggio are the only ones hitting....oh well. April was a terrible month for the boys and so was May 1st but tonight I expect a change. Light a fire under their butts or tsit them. I don't have time to watch a team who doesn't put their heart into the game. Baseball is fun. It is time they remembered that. I still love my Astros but am very disappointed at the lame excuses they are making. Still, I have my pom-poms ready to go.