|Kerry Wood||Wandy Rodriguez|
|1 - 1, 4.50||6 - 3, 4.81|
My, what a remarkably resilient bunch of Astros we have here. Each time you think they have scraped the bottom of the barrel as far as their play, that it would be impossible to have a game that was any worse, through perseverance and sheer dogged determination in the matter, they somehow find a way to prove you wrong.
Zambrano is of course a dynamic talent, but one-hitters aren't common for him, and that the freaking Cubs--the most anemic run-scoring bunch in all the league--should score 8 runs off us at home--well, it's like I said, this team keeps surprising you.
We'll see how dominant we can make What's Left of Kerry Wood look tonight . . . .
For someone who started his career against the Astros with such a bang, Wood sure has been lousy against Houston this millenium. He hasn't beaten Houston since 2002, and has a 5.50 ERA against the Astros since they left the Astrodome.
Yet I'm sure he will dominate this eve.
As you are probably aware, the amateur draft has been going on today, and I will try to keep up with the action, such as it is:
|1.||Max Sapp||C||Bishop Moore HS|
|2.||Sergio Perez||RHP||U. Tampa|
|3.||Nick Moresi||CF||Fresno State|
|4.||Christopher Johnson||3B||Stetson U.|
|5.||Casey Hudspeth||RHP||U. South Florida|
|6.||David Norris||RHP||Cal Poly-SLO|
|7.||David Qualben||LHP||Pace U.|
|8.||James van Ostrand||RF||Cal Poly-SLO|
|10.||Nathan Karns||RHP||James Martin HS|
|11.||Thomas Vessella||LHP||Whittier College|
|12.||Bryan hallberg||RHP||Pace U.|
Of course I've never heard of any of these people, so I can speak in only the broadest of terms. No high school pitchers who throw 100 miles an hour, so that's good, although I wonder how many hotshit high school catchers make it.
And did the 'Stros do all their scouting during the Grapefruit League? There is a definite South and Central Florida feel to the first five rounds. . . .