|Jason Hirsh||Ben Sheets|
|0 - 1 9.00||3 - 4, 4.98|
|in honor of the Astros being absolutely and unequivocally eliminated from the Wild Card chase by their ignominous sweep at the hands of the feeble, dilapidated, and inconsequential Chicago Cubs, and|
|the previously insipid and unqualified Cubs staff--13th in the league in ERA, and having issued by far the most walks in the majors-- was able to slice through the anemic Astros lineup in such a way that Houston scored in precisely two of their 36 innings played, and|
|no less a pseudo-expert than Phil Rogers calls these the "Dog Days," and even the best of us could use a break. . .|
|of all this stuff . . . I'm going to the movies tonight.|
It has been mentally draining watching this club these last five games, and Melanie misses me, as she's become transformed somewhat against her will into a baseball widow, so there it is.
Maybe we should all take a break, the team'll be there Friday . . . .