Astros Can't Solve Westbrook, Lose 3-1

ST. LOUIS, MO - JULY 26: Starter Brett Myers #39 of the Houston Astros pitches against the Houston Astros at Busch Stadium on July 26, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Another night, another Astros loss.. It's almost becoming a foregone conclusion that most recaps could begin with those words.

Brett Myers throws a solid game, but Jake Westbrook shuts us down? Hunter Pence, Carlos Lee, and Brett Wallace all had solid numbers against Westbrook, but the offense could only muster one run tonight.

Any positives from the game?

Well, Brett Myers' potential last start night as an Astro was a good one. He threw eight quality innings, allowing three runs with four strikeouts. He was able to get out of some big jams and work around 11 hits, and I thought he looked comfortable throwing tonight. Two of those three runs came on a very questionable Albert Pujols homer to center, and it's unfortunate that the umpires couldn't change their mind after the replay.

Carlos Lee is swinging the bat really well, but is there a chance he gets moved before Sunday? Probably not, but his recent performance certainly can't hurt his chances..

Bud against the Cardinals tomorrow night, let's salvage one.

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