Twenty more wins in the books, courtesy of May 2019. Commemorate each win with a haiku, courtesy of AdmonkeyTX. Or use a haiku to find peace with the eight losses.
Astros at Twins (series preview)
HOU-Ku Haiku #031, Needs a Roof
The frozen tundra
Makes for a seesaw series;
Cold then hot then cold.
HOU-Ku Haiku #032, Time for Warmer Weather
I missed this ballgame,
But not much was missed at all.
Astros at Angels (series preview)
HOU-Ku Haiku #033, Beisbol del Astros en Monterrey?
Es verdad, cabrón:
Un clima más cálido
Es mejor beisbol.
HOU-Ku Haiku #034, Cinco de Drinko
Cinco de Mayo
Meant shots slammed, but not liquor;
These came from our bats.
Astros at Royals (series preview)
HOU-Ku Haiku #035, Welcome Home
After a road trip,
It feels good to be back home;
Better with a win.
Game 36 5/7/2019 (gamethread, recap) Royals 12, Astros 2 - Whit Merrifield singlehandedly takes the Astros to task going 4 for 5, with a triple, a grand slam, 3 runs, 5 RBI, a steal and two double plays on defense. (21-15)
HOU-Ku Haiku #036, Dead Cat Bounce
Eight runs in three pitched.
It started well, but, you know...
HOU-Ku Haiku #037, That Feels Better
The pitching was on,
And so were the booming bats.
Blowout to Blowout.
Rangers at Astros (series preview)
HOU-Ku Haiku #038, You Know It’s Wet When...
We beat the Rangers,
Nothing too unusual,
Though it rained indoors.
HOU-Ku Haiku #039, Silver Boot-ish
Altuve got hurt,
But we rang up some dingers
And dinged the Rangers.
HOU-Ku Haiku #040, 25% Of The Season
I missed the drama
When we were behind early
For fifteen seconds.
HOU-Ku Haiku #041, Mom Wanted the Broom
A Mother’s Day sweep,
But mama wasn’t working.
It was all the ‘Stros.
Astros at Tigers (series preview)
HOU-Ku Haiku #042, Cold-Weather Streaking
A cold-weather game
Where the team looked really good.
Team finding its stride?
HOU-Ku Haiku #043, And Regular ‘Ol Homers, Too
Singles, and doubles,
And triples, oh my, even
Inside the park dings.
HOU-Ku Haiku #044, Bring on Boston
Chugging along for the sweep,
Twisting Detroit’s tail.
Astros at Red Sox (series preview)
HOU-Ku Haiku #045, Fun at Fenway
Cole Train was nasty,
And the 8th was all Astros;
HOU-Ku Haiku #046, Are You Not Entertained?
Offense and defense
Made the game entertaining.
Base running drills, next.
Game 47 5/19/19 (gamethread, recap) Red Sox 4, Astros 3 - A dropped pop fly in the sun and wind to Gurriel drives in a run, which proves the difference in the game, ending the Astros win streak. (31-16)
HOU-Ku Haiku #047, A Series, Not a Sweep
The ten game streak ends;
It’s time to start another.
And take pop-up drills.
White Sox at Astros (series preview)
HOU-Ku Haiku #048, Shutout City
From Sox Red to White,
The team keeps chugging along.
Start another streak.
HOU-Ku Haiku #049, Rocks the Sox
And an inning of walking,
Gives a good outcome.
HOU-Ku Haiku #050, Can’t Win Them All
Game number 50
Saw the Cole Train jump the tracks,
Which rarely ends well.
HOU-Ku Haiku #051, Darn the Sox
Corbin crashes out,
And our batting went bye-bye,
Upside: the bullpen.
Red Sox at Astros (series preview)
HOU-Ku Haiku #052, Springer Springs a Hammy
Wade trims his whiskers,
And mows down the Sox lineup.
Errors helped our cause.
HOU-Ku Haiku #053, That’s an Understatement
Series win against
The current World Series champs.
Interesting in 9th.
HOU-Ku Haiku #054, You Only Have Your Health
And a tough time at the plate
Makes a bad diet.
Cubs at Astros (series preview)
HOU-Ku Haiku #055, Welcome Jack Mayfield
It started out rough,
Then it got so much better,
Then rough once again.
HOU-Ku Haiku #056, Welcome Garrett Stubbs
The Round Rock Express
Versus the Chicago Cubs.
I like the chances.
HOU-Ku Haiku #057, In Our Thoughts
Won series, lost game,
But bigger than that, we hope
The young fan is fine.
Astros at Athletics (series preview)
HOU-Ku Haiku #058, West Coast Games Suck
With a late finish,
Tonight proved our Triple-A’s
Can beat single A’s.
What were your favorite games and memories of this past month? Which were your favorite haikus?
The Astros enter June more injury-riddled, but AdmonkeyTX’s haikus can bring us calm.