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Rangers Bring Out The Boot, Beat Astros 8-3

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If I were an optimist, I'd say the Astros should have lost by much more than eight runs. The fact that they didn't is a good thing.

If I were a pessimist, I'd say that J.A. Happ continues to struggle for the worst team in the league.

If I were a realist, I'd say the Rangers are just better than the Astros.

If I were a nihilist, I'd say that games in June for a non-playoff team means so little, we should sleep through the games.

If I were a cynic, I'd say that the Astros couldn't have expected any better from Happ, who's been more down than up this season.

If I were a defeatist, I'd say that losing is inevitable. We must accept the losses and look to the future.

If I were a futurist, I'd say that the 4 1/3 innings Aneury Rodriguez was a very good sign for his career. He's still not striking people out, but his control seemed to be better, which bodes well for his, well, future.

If I were a hedonist, I'd say this Astros team is a great reason to start drinking...heavily.

If I were a pacifist, I'd say that this silly feud between Houston and Dallas shouldn't matter. Both teams are in different leagues and can't we just all get along?

If I were a individualist, I'd point to things like Michael Bourn's 30th (and league-leading) steal or Jason Michael's 2-for-4 night to show that the Astros had a pretty good night.

If I were a transcendentalist, I'd say that it doesn't matter which team wins these games, because it all benefits Texas and, as a result, all Texans and fans of teams from Texas.

If I were an absurdist, I'd say the Astros have the Rangers exactly where they want them before they finish off the sweep.

But, I'm not. I'm just an Astros fan watching this team lose another game.