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There’s losing…

…and then there’s “retro-losing.”

Yes, last night the ‘Stros had on their retro “rainbow guts” uniforms and THE GAME WASN’T TELEVISED.  I have never been so cranky.  I can’t believe I missed it!  I wish the ‘Stros wore their retro uniforms on Sunday like some teams (Phillies, Blue Jays?) do.

And they retro-lost.

Oh, we came close.  But Doug Brocail let the game go.  Oh, Dougie.  You had been so solid this entire year (except for that Jeter home run).  Your recent ERA of 1-ish had been supporting my fantasy team.  Oh, Dougie.

How could you?

Once again Wandy goes the distance (ish) and pitches a GREAT game and we can’t get him a W.

Our record in one-run games sucks (10-14), and so does our record in extras (1-1).  1-1, you say, that’s .500!  NO, my friend.  That means that we can’t get games close enough to make it into extras.  Vomit.

But then again, I don’t know much about the rest of this game, considering that I couldn’t watch any of it except Carlos Lee’s homer.

albers.pngWhere Is He Now?

I decided that I absolutely had to get Matt Albers in here, so here he is.  Last year was my first year “in baseball,” (OHMIGOSH yes I’ve only been a fan for a year but believe me, I’ve made up for lost time) and my dad and I literally would sit and talk about the team.  We both decided that Matt was going to play a key role in the Astros’ future and rotation.  Well, Matt was another part of that heartbreaking trade for Miguel Tejada.  Don’t get me wrong, I love Miggy, but I was crushed to hear that three of my favorite Astros, Luke Scott, Dennis Sarfate, and Matt had been traded to Baltimore.  I wouldn’t even get to see them at Spring Training!  So now Matt is excelling in orange, posting an ERA of 2.77.  His strikeout-to-walk ratio isn’t very good (25/21) but apparently, it doesn’t matter.  He’s kicking butt and taking names as a reliable arm in the Oriole bullpen, and I couldn’t be prouder of the 23rd round pick.  Good job, Matt.

And now it’s time for Pointless Ramblings.  I do it so often that I decided to name it.  And bold it.  WOW.

1.  Do I really need to reiterate my love for Darin Erstad?  His two stellar defensive plays on Friday were just that–stellar.  I love this guy.
2.  Oh my God.  Tulo came back on Friday, just as they said he would.  I watched his at-bats from the last two games, and my heart swelled.  I’ve never felt such happiness watching a player play.  And the Rox are still wearing those black jerseys.  I say throw away the others and just wear the lucky blacks.  Except the grays with the purple pinstripes are my faves.
3.  I’m watching last night’s Baseball Tonight.  Two things: Shawn Marcum is hot, and C.C. Sabathia hit a homer!  Even more evidence that the DH is silly.  I love it.
4.  The glove trick worked from the third floor balcony to the ground.  Now I just have to actually get it to a park.  We’ll see how it works out.
5.  Another pitcher gets hit in the face.
6.  UBALDO!  And the Rox went back-to-back… and Tulo got a hit.

That’s it, really.