We can all agree that Houston should be at least 3-3 instead of 1-5. Opportunities were there but pitching just hasn’t shown up except for Brett Myers Who should have a record of 2-0. How do you score 4 runs in the first inning and lose the game 10-4? that’s pretty bad. Not as bad as the Red Sox though. Asking a team like Houston to start the season with two of the best teams in the NL isn’t the fairest thing to do but the Astros have played SOME good baseball. Plate discipline is a problem but it is improving.
Houston’s home opener is against the Florida Marlins who are 3-3.
The Marlins bring some good Pitching with Nolasco and a pretty good lineup featuring Hanley Ramirez, Gaby Sanchez and John Buck. Young Slugger Mike Stanton should return to the lineup sometime this weekend. Again, there will be chances to win but it takes the whole team to put wins together. Offense, starting pitching and relief pitching need to show up.
Hopefully Lyon put his blown save behind him with the save last night. Wandy needs to avoid big innings and keep the Astros in the game long enough for the offense to do some damage.
The Astros should get one win this weekend and I wouldn’t be surprised if they win tonight.
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Written by Jon Lopez