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Astros Over Snakes 3-0, Retire Biggio's #7

Final - 8.17.2008 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Arizona Diamondbacks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Houston Astros 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 X 3 9 0
WP: Roy Oswalt (11 - 8)
SV: Jose Valverde (31)
LP: Randy Johnson (10 - 9)

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Today is a good day! The day started off good with the Astros retiring the jersey of future hall of famer Craig Biggio... then the went out on the field and beat the Diamondbacks, ending their 2 game losing streak.

What a dominant performance by the Wizard today. 8 innings pitched, 1 hit, no runs while walking 2 and striking out 10! Unfortunately, he didn't get the complete game and Valverde came in and finished off the 9th. Roy Oswalt had it working today... and not one time in the game did he get into trouble... Ty Wigginton may have gotten the player of the game award, but Roy Oswalt was the key to this victory. Hopefully this is the Roy Oswalt we continue to see this season.

Ty Wigginton did his thing as well... 3 for 4 with the 3 run home run in the 1st inning that gave the Astros enough runs to sail through the rest of the game... after that, no more runs were scored by either team and the Astros moved back to 2 games above .500 and currently 8 games behind the Brewers in the NL Wild Card(Brewers are losing 5-1 in the 9th at the time of this with 1 runner on and 1 out).

The Astros head to Milwaukee for a 3 game series against those Brewers... it's going to be a really tough series as the Astros will face Sabathia, Sheets and Parra in the 3 game series.

Current Series

3 game series vs Brewers @ Miller Park

Houston Astros Red-star
@ Milwaukee Brewers Red-star

Monday, Aug 18, 2008, 7:05 PM CDT
Miller Park

Randy Wolf vs CC Sabathia

Clear. Winds blowing from right to left field at 10-15 m.p.h. Game Time temperature: Near 85.

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