Saturday, May 01, 2004

The Astros have gone 2-1 since my last post, losing to the Pirates 4-2 (in an Oswalt - Fogg matchup!!??), winning 2-0 behind a combined 2-hitter from Pettitte and bullpen, and winning 6-1 behind Clemens and Lance Berkman.

The bullpen has really stepped it, especially The Alien Inhabiting Dan Miceli's Body. He's been insanely good, and better than he has his entire career, so he might regress a bit eventually, but Lidge and Dotel are awesome, and should remain so, as long as they're not overused.

Morgan Ensberg had a great night last night, going 2-for-4 with a single and a double (both of which he CRUSHED), and a deep fly ball to the warning track in RF. He's just about all the way back, and should become the starting 3B again. Mike Lamb has done a surprisingly good job filling in, but he's more valuabe off the bench as a LH bat and spot starter.

Tonight: Wade Miller vs. Aaron Harang.

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