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Matchup/Game Thread Game # 153 vs. Cardinals

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Chris Narveson Jason Hirsh
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Narveson, OK. Marquis is a scratch with some mystery injury, and rather than trot Jorge Sosa out there, the Cards have opted to throw this Narveson character out there.

Marquis is 6 - 2 against the Astros since the start of the 2005 season, so I'll take the risk with the unknown starter.

Who was, by the way, OK at AAA Memphis. A lefty, 8 - 5 with a 2.81 and a 1.29 WHIP, spent a little time in High A ball, too.

There seems to be something of an element of an arrogance in this mysterious injury to Marquis, and playoff chances or no, this game has been ratcheted up a little in my mind with the Cardinals' surprise announcement.

Good news! The Hyperactive Little Freak returns from injury tonight. I know all us Astro fans are glad to see Eckstein back in his all his obnoxious glory.