Another disappointing loss for the spacemen today. Seems to be the running theme in the, oh, last 11 games of ST. No need to panic, apparently someone called The Astros offense today.
ring..ring..ring..ring... Hello?.....Is this The Astros Offense?....No, they are not here right now, they are taking a nap in Kissimmee.......Dude, tell em' to wake the hell up and swing the bat!...ugh, ok i'll pass the message along but only if Jeff Fulchino gets pounded like a nail today!...Hey, beggers can't be choosy, thanks for your time.
Brian Bogusevic had two hits. ... Lance Berkman was 1-for-3 with a first-inning double. ... Hunter Pence was 1-for-3 with a sixth-inning single. ... Geoff Blum was 1-for-3. Jason Smith tripled in the eighth and scored on a two-run homer by Drew Sutton.
On the mound Jeff Fulchino got pounded like beers at a college bar during power hour, giving up 4 runs (3 earned) on five hits in two innings.
On a lighter note: Gilbert De La Vera pitched two scoreless innings with one walk. ... Fernando Nieve gave up two runs, one earned, with one hit and two walks in two-thirds of an inning.
Up next: Mike Hampton will start for the Astros in their 6:05 p.m. CT game vs. the Nationals on Friday. Lefty Scott Olsen is Washington's scheduled starter. Shortstop Miguel Tejada will probably be back from the World Baseball Classic in time for the game.
My predicition: Lookout for Olsen who is a heat throwin' youngin'. He may get wild but he will either strike some folks out or ding em' in the back (not good with all the injuries as of now)