The Astros lost yesterday's game 11-9, battling back after a 9-1 deficit through 3 innings. Rookie starter Wandy Rodriguez gave up all 9 of those earned runs. He seems to have the same problem as Ezequiel Astacio - good control, good strikeout potential...very, very hittable. They're both young, though. It was good to see our offense get going - Morgan Ensberg had a solo HR, Lance Berkman had a 2-run HR, Chris Burke had 2 doubles, etc.
Things looked bleak for the Astros about 15 minutes into the game today - Roger Clemens gave up 3 runs in the 1st, and we've scored a total of 18 runs in his 11 starts. But a 5-run 1st, highlighted by back-to-back HR's by Ensberg / Lane, gave us a lead we wouldn't relinquish. Willy Taveras left the game with an apparent hamstring injury, making an interesting question out of "Who's our CF tomorrow?" Palmeiro? Lane? Self? We'll see.