The picture on the left will lead you to a glorious slide show of sultry AP-licensed photographs from tonight's game (give a hearty thanks to the tech team and network management for making this possible).
Wandy pitched phenomenally through six innings; Sampson was nails in his inning; Hawkins finally give up a run as an Astro; and we displayed uncharacteristic (from last year) patience at the plate.
As AstrosAndy pointed out in the comments of the Game Thread:
1 down, 89 to go!
If we're going to actually accomplish that feat, here's a laundry list of:
Things Cecil Cooper needs to stop doing, already:
- Having a foolishly aggressive running game.
- Batting Ivan Rodriguez second. Dude won't get on base, therefore Lance will never have anyone to knock in because Kaz will have been thrown out during Pudge's at bat.
- Batting Hunter Pence seventh. If you want to keep him down in the line up, it's dumb, but fair enough. Though come on—seventh? Behind Blum?