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Jesus Is My Third Base Coach

Okay, admit it. When Woody Williams loaded the bases in the top of the first inning by walking two batters and giving up a single, then walked in a run, with none out, you thought that Astros were going to get blown out. Hell, that’s what I thought.

Never did I imagine that not only would Woody Williams and the Astros would get out of the inning without giving up any more runs, I never imagined that the Astros would hang on and win the game. That shows what I know.

The Astros won the game 5-2, with Woody Williams settling down to pitch six innings while surrendering only that one first inning run. Woody also got the win, improving his record to 6-12.

That makes the Astros 50-63 on the season.

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As I noted yesterday, the Astros are positioned to play spoiler in the NL Central, and beating the Cubs in two straight games is a good way to play that role. Tonight promises to be a good game with Chicago’s Carlos Zambrano matching up against Roy Oswalt – which means the score will probably be something like 15-12 with neither pitcher making it past the second inning.

The Astros will have tomorrow off, but they then get to go back to being the spoiler as the Milwaukee Brewers come in for a weekend series. And speaking of this weekend, I’ve got to note that Friday is Surf Night – look for some really stupid things on the DiamondVision screens – and Saturday is Faith and Family Night – which is kind of funny being that I’m sure lots of surfer dudes need a little faith and family, and even better, the faith and familiers will be watching the Astros play a team that celebrates alcohol consumption.

Maybe Lance is planning to convert the heathens over in the Brewer dugout.

And maybe Lance should concentrate more on his baseball and less on providing his testimony of faith to the nutjobs coming for the prayers. And if anyone makes it to these festivities, will you please let me know if any faith other than Evangelical Christian is celebrated? I'm willing to wager some bucks that there's going to be a sign posted somewhere reading: "Evangelical Fundamentalist Jerry Falwell/Ed Young Loving Christians Only." – John Royal

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