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Matchup/Game Thread Game # 114 vs. Pirates

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Tom Gorzellany Roger Clemens
2 - 2, 4.41 3 - 4, 2.32

Alright! Roger Clemens--who's failed to notch a quality start just one time in his nine outings--looks to give the Astros the sweep over the Bucs, and a 7 - 2 edge in the season series.

Houston HAS kind of had their way with the Pirates this year, and with next week's opponents, the Cubs, too. They're 6 - 2 vs. the Pirates and 8 - 4 vs. the Cubs, and I have no idea what that says about our beloved 2006 Astros.

On the one hand, you shouldn't take too much joy in beating up on the also-rans, but on the other, they say that the good teams fatten up on the weak.

Confused, I took a look at how the Astros have done based on the quality of opposition.

I'm glad we're playing well right now, but I don't see much that looks more than blah-average:

Astros Record Breakdown
Vs. Teams Vs. Teams
Threshold Above That Pct Below That Pct
.600 1 - 5 .167 54 - 53 505
.550 3 - 9 .250 52 - 49 .515
.500 19 - 29 .396 36 - 29 .554
.450 36 - 46 .439 19 - 12 .613
.400 48 - 54 .471 7 - 4 .636