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If you've found yourself muttering the words above, but aren't exactly sure why, well, have I got news for you.

Take a look at the following:

[[Update: Got today's game into the numbers]

Astros Records by Day of the Week
Day W L Pct. Wins
In April
Wins
In May
Wins
In June
Monday 3 4 .429 2 1 0
Tuesday 6 5 .545 2 2 2
Wednesday 4 6 .400 1 3 0
Thursday 3 6 .333 1 2 0
Friday 4 7 .364 2 0 2
Saturday 8 3 .727 2 3 3
Sunday 2 8 .200 0 1 1
Overall 30 39 .435 10 12 8

The Astros are not very good most days, but on Sundays they positively, umm, there's that word again, suck.

It's almost incomprehensible. Here we are in June, and the Astros have only won once on Sunday? It's what my crazy-ass spreadsheets were telling me, but I didn't believe it 'til I went back and double-checked manually.

It's true, alright.

But now that we know it's true, who do we blame? Considering Wandy has our only W, my guess is not him. But the starting pitching for the end-of-the-week matinees has been lackluster at best, including two ho-hum starts from today's starter, and the offense has only recently picked it up from the absolutely dreadful.

Astros Pitching on Sundays
Date   Starter   ER   IP   H   GS   K   BB   W   L  
April 8 Jennings 3 6 5 52 5 3 Jennings
April 22 Oswalt 4 7 7 47 2 2 Oswalt
April 29 Williams 3 6 5 49 1 2 Williams
May 6 Sampson 3 4.67 5 42 1 1 Sampson
May 13 Rodriguez 1 5 4 56 3 2 Rodriguez
May 20 Williams 5 8 4 28 5 3 Williams
May 27 Oswalt 5 6 10 30 2 2 Oswalt
June 3 Jennings 4 6 7 44 2 0 Wheeler
June 10 Rodriguez 4 5 7 37 3 1 Rodriguez
June 17 Oswalt 3 5.67 12 37 6 2 Oswalt
Average     3.5   5.9   6.6   42.2   3.0   1.8      
 
Astros Hitting On Sundays
  AB   R   H   BB   SO   2B   HR   TB AVG   SLG
April 8 29 1 3 3 8 1 0 4 .103 .138
April 22 33 3 6 3 9 4 0 10 .182 .303
April 29 34 1 7 7 9 1 1 11 .206 .324
May 6 35 1 10 2 7 1 0 11 .286 .314
May 13 33 5 9 4 3 3 0 12 .273 .364
May 20 34 1 6 2 5 2 0 8 .176 .235
May 27 36 4 11 0 2 1 1 15 .306 .417
June 3 40 6 11 1 1 2 2 19 .275 .475
June 10 32 3 6 4 5 2 1 11 .188 .344
June 17 32 10 12 7 3 3 1 18 .375 .563
Totals   338   35   81   33   52   20   6   119   .240   .352

Just thought you'd like to know as you root on our Stros today.