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3 game series vs Rays @ Tropicana Field

Fri 06/20 WP: Roy Oswalt (6 - 7)
SV: Jose Valverde
LP: Matt Garza (5 - 4)
4 - 3 win
Sat 06/21 WP: Dan Wheeler (2 - 3)
LP: Doug Brocail (2 - 3)
3 - 4 loss

Houston Astros Red-star
@ Tampa Bay Rays Red-star

Sunday, Jun 22, 2008, 12:40 PM CDT
Tropicana Field

Brandon Backe vs Scott Kazmir

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W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2008 - Brandon Backe 4-8 15 15 0 0 0 0 83.0 94 48 46 19 37 57 4.99 1.58


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2008 - Scott Kazmir 6-2 9 9 0 0 0 0 56.1 37 12 11 2 20 61 1.76 1.01

So the bullpen blew another win chance for the Astros last night... that seems to be kind of a running similarity in many of the recent games. But, the games can't be blamed solely on the bullpen. The Astros just aren't scoring enough runs. We knew when we came into this season that in order to win games, we were going to need to score runs... lots of them. That's just not happening. In the last 8 games, the Astros have scored 5 runs twice. Not once have the scored more than 5. The only way you can win ball games by scoring just 5 runs a game is if your pitching staff is very good... ours isn't... so go score some runs!