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Astros vs. Rockies: The Rubber Game

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3 game series vs Rockies @ Coors Field

Fri 09/05 WP: Ubaldo Jimenez (10 - 12)
SV: Brian Fuentes
LP: Brian Moehler (10 - 6)
3 - 5 loss

Houston Astros
Colorado Rockies

Saturday, Sep 7, 2008, 2:05 PM CDT
Coors Field

Wandy Rodriguez vs Jorge De La Rosa

Mostly clear. Winds blowing in from left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game Time temperature: Around 70.

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Entering todays action, the Astros hold a elimination number of 14 and a BPro scheduled adjusted playoff odds of 1.54287%.

De La Rosa has been a case study in "on or off" this year, which has me hoping that he is off. His season ERA+ is an 89, 11% below league average (adjusted for park effects, opponents, etc.).

Wandy has continued to show his distinct home/road splits, but this year the gap isn't a great. Luckily for Astros fans, Wandy has a 4.42 ERA on the road to De La Rosa's 4.52 ERA at home. Overall, Wandy is sporting an ERA+ of 113, 13% above league average.

Sorry this game thread is so devoid of all the normal widgets, there seems to be some sort of a glitch which has made a lot of them unusable or not up to date. Astros fans need a rubber game victory out of the Wandy lead Astros and Chris Young to out duel Manny Parra.