I have spent the last 2 1/2 weeks working in Angola and it is hard to get news much a decent internet connection there so will someone tell me what is going on. Here is what I have gathered since I got back and none of it seems to correlate with the Astros team I expected to see going into '08.
The defense is playing very well. In fact they have the 2nd best fielding percentage in baseball and lead the NL.
The offense has scored more than 5 runs twice. And one of those games the Astros lost.
The starting pitching has been good. Four Astros starters have an ERA under 4.25 and none of them are named Oswalt. How much would you have lost on this bet going into the season? 100 bucks, a 1000?
The bullpen which Ed Wade spent so much time on in the offseason has three loses already and the 2 studs - Valverde and Villareal have an ERA of about 8.
Did my plane home enter and parallel but very divergent universe? What is going on?