The Colorado Rockies defeated the San Diego Padres 2-1 last night. And this may have provided the Astros with a very lucky break tonight, and this weekend.
Simple: the Rockies won the game in the 22nd inning. After playing six hours and 16 minutes. And the Rockies burned through eight pitchers -- essentially their entire bullpen. The end of the game came at roughly 1:30 a.m. San Diego time, or 3:30 here in Houston. Then the team bussed to the airport to catch a flight to Houston. So they probably got to Houston about 7:30, got into their hotel rooms approximately around 9:30, and will have to be at MMP at about 4:30.
They're going to be jet-lagged. They're going to be tired from lack of sleep. And their bullpen is worn out.
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Maybe, just maybe, the vaunted Astros offense can find away to take advantage of this. That is, if Miguel Tejada doesn't drop another bomb on the team today. – John Royal