Game 4 Thread / Astros @ Cubs (1 of 3)
|SP||Chris Sampson||SP||Rich Hill|
|(2007)||7-8, 4.59||(2007)||11-8, 3.92|
|CF||*Michael Bourn||LF||Alfonso Soriano|
|RF||Hunter Pence||SS||Ryan Theriot|
|1B||#Lance Berkman||1B||Derrek Lee|
|LF||Carlos Lee||3B||Aramis Ramirez|
|SS||Miguel Tejada||RF||*Kosuke Fukudome|
|3B||Ty Wigginton||2B||Mark DeRosa|
|2B||Mark Loretta||C||Geovany Soto|
|C||J.R. Towles||CF||*Felix Pie|
||Chris Sampson||P||*Rich Hill|
Profiling the Astros:
Record: 1-3 (6th in NL Central)
Team OPS: 630 (13th in NL)
Team ERA: 4.09 (11th in NL)
Record v. Cubs (2007): 7-8
Key additions since '07: Jose Valverde (RP), Darin Erstad (OF/1B), Miguel Tejada (SS), Kaz Matsui (2B; currently disabled), Michael Bourn (OF), Shawn Chacon (SP/RP)
Key departures since '07: Brad Lidge (RP), Jason Jennings (SP), Craig Biggio (2B), Chris Burke (2B), Mike Lamb (3B), Luke Scott (OF)
Manager: Cecil Cooper (2nd year: 16-19, .457)
Manager's Nickname: "Coop" (shared by White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper and every other American male whose last name is Cooper)
Reasons to Hate Them: Team introduced AstroTurf to Major League Baseball; team lent its name to "AstroTurf"; franchise was in bed with notorious corporate criminals, i.e., "Enron Field"; stupid Tal's Hill in centerfield at Minute-Maid Park--a crippling injury just waiting to happen; Craig Biggio's helmet--why couldn't the guy bother to grab a rag and wipe the pine tar off of it?; club failed to defeat White Sox in 2005 World Series; they continue to let Milo Hamilton announce their home games and in this case I'm using the word "announce" loosely.
You don't like the Astros very much, do you?: That's very perceptive of you. No, I don't. In fact, I'm disappointed they didn't sign Roger Clemens. It would have made them even easier to despise.
at least it wasn't a "nobody showed up" stomping.
anytime you wanna jumpstart your season would be nice, heyward.
Now looming VERY large. Game tied.
That Braves TOOTBLAN trying to stretch a double into a triple is looming very large.
Phil, do you know if Victorino has an opt out date approaching? Thanks.
Maybe he can even fall asleep/passout at a red light. #cardinalway
hopefully he has enough time to pound 6-10 beers before the drive back home.
: / )
Yeah, there's that....
CTSteve -- have they decided to skip tomorrow's game...? (I keed)
Not a bad thing -- Bryant and Miggy are hurt, and Ross could use a day off.
2016 .607 ops
Plus bad fielding
taylor davis moved to AAA to take the place of that other catcher guy dude person.
Who's Mr. June-August? Can't be Jorge "Mr. 1.705 Playoff OPS " Soler, can it?