*Welcome to a new feature we're going to try out during the week. Each day, we'll take a look back at a single game from year's past. If you have suggestions for subjects, feel free to email them in.
On April 1, 2008, the Houston Astros lost to the San Diego Padres 2-1, falling to 0-2 under then-manager Cecil Cooper. Houston starter Brandon Backe went five innings, allowing five hits and two runs while striking out three and walking three.
In his only decent appearance with Houston, Oscar Villarreal pitched two scoreless innings in relief while Doug Brocail finished the game with another scoreless inning. The Padres' Chris Young picked up the victory, despite walking five in five innings of work. It was one of only seven victories for Young that season.
As for the Houston offense, Hunter Pence was 2 for 5 while Lance Berkman, Carlos Lee, Miguel Tejada and Ty Wigginton each had a hit. Michael Bourn also stole his third base of the season in just the second game, though he went 0 for 3 with two walks in the game.
Bourn did have the only RBI for Houston with a bases-loaded walk that scored Tejada. The Padres scored on a two-run home run by Scott Hairston, who pretty much owns Houston.