I am bitter. This team has made be bitter for any number of reasons lately, but the biggest two things right now are Brad Arnsberg and this crazy realignment talk. Unfortunately, this poor, defenseless TDAH feels the sting of my wrath, as we revisit a 15-7 lashing last season from the Kansas City Royals at Kaufmann Stadium.
Back then, Brad Arnsberg was a genius and the savior of the pitching staff, even if he never could get through to Felipe Paulino. Beardy started this going, lasting 4 2/3 innings while giving up 11 hits, 10 runs (eight earned) and three walks. He also struck out two before giving over to Tim Byrdak, Casey Daigle, Wesley Wright and Jeff Fulchino.
Oh, and this was the Kansas City Royals beating the crap out of the Astros. Those same Royals who were punchlines in the AL for the past few years. That's the same league that's going to make things all better for the Astros, right? Houston dropped two of three to the Royals in that series. The American League won't save you.
Back to this game, though. Jason Michaels did hit a home run, which proves why Ed Wade should have spent money on him. There were quite a few Astros who had hits, but not enough of them scored runs. Which was probably Brad Arnsberg's fault.