Your Houston Astros send Chris Sampson to the hill against the Detroit Tigers and Justin Verlander today at 5:05PM CST. The Astros are coming off a 10-10 tie yesterday with the Marlins in which they blasted 2 home runs and had 16 hits. Unfortunately the pitching wasn't strong enough(seems to be a trend) to hold the 7-3 lead that was given after 2 innings.
The Tigers look to be one of the strongest teams in the majors and are being predicted by many to win the World Series. The Astros are currently 1-1 against the Tigers and face them two more times after today.
The Astros have just 5 more games (including todays game) before real baseball starts. Opening day for the Astros will be on the road against the Padres on March 31 at 9:05PM CST.