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Big Inning Dooms Wandy, Astros Lose 5-1

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Amidst all of the constant trade rumors throughout last week, Wandy Rodriguez remained an Astro. I was very pleased with his start tonight... until the fifth inning. Wandy was dealing through the first four frames, but he quickly unraveled after that, and the Reds made him pay. 

Edgar Renteria's grand slam proved to be the difference, and we couldn't get anything going against Homer Bailey. The local product from La Grange threw eight solid innings, and no one could record a multi-hit performance.

Luis Durango's first hit with the Astros was a RBI single in the fifth, and Jimmy Paredes also singled in his first at-bat tonight.

Carlos Lee's lack of hustle prevented a run in the eighth, but what else is new?

Unfortunately we could see a lot of games like this in the near future with our weak lineup, but there's always a silver lining. Right?

Jarred Cosart threw a gem in his debut with Corpus Christi tonight (6 scoreless innings, 2 hits, 4 strikeouts), and Jonathan Singleton is batting .500 through two games so far with Lancaster. Small samples aside, this immediate return looks promising.