Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Game 101: Pirates 8 Astros 7

There's no better way to close out a delightfully weird series of bad baseball and wins against the Astros than with a horribly pitched nightmare of a game that saw Obi-Wan Mientkiewicz pulling in four hits for the first time since 1862 and the one and only Wreck Specs Osoria throwing two scoreless innings to stem the tide of the Astros' awful offense and pick up the win. If there was ever a series that took place entirely in the baseball twilight zone, this three-gamer against the Astros was certainly it. I would be encouraged, but the Astros are actually worse run than we are at this point, so rather than being encourage, I'm just happy to know we're better than someone.