Lidge Gets the Win. Yep, You Read That Right.

The Astros won again last night. That makes two straight. Who knows, if the Astros find a way to play the Reds for every game the rest of the season, they just might find a way to win the pennant.

The Astros are 5-1 against the Reds. The Astros are 10-16 against the rest of the league. Oh, and, once again, the Astros came from behind to win the game. But that damn Lance Berkman ruined that eighth-inning-come-from-behind streak by hitting a two-run homer in the top of the seventh to put the Astros up 6-5. Brad Lidge, I mean Dan Wheeler, would enter the ninth inning with a 7-5 game, and proceed to give up a home run to Brandon Phillips before getting out of the game with the save of a 7-6 Astros victory.

And speaking of Brad Lidge, guess who got the win? If you said Brad Lidge, you win the prize. (Hey, Press guys, what are the prizes anyway? I think a year-long subscription to the Press would be a good idea.) Lidge, however, only pitched a third of an inning. So it’s not like he really worked for it. And that means that Wandy Rodriguez is still without a victory this season – he hasn’t won a game since last July.

I need to brag about Hunter Pence. Are you guys watching this kid? Did you see that triple? Lance Berkman might’ve hustled that into a single. And if Phil Garner’s going to go the late inning double-switch for defensive purposes, is it really a good idea to replace Pence in center with Jason Lane?

The 15-17 Astros are still in third in the NL Central. The Brewers continue to win – those bastards, don’t they know that they’re supposed to lose? And the Cubs have come from nowhere to move into second place.

The Astros play the Reds tonight at 6:10. And Woody Williams will once again attempt to get his first win of the season. – John Royal

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

Newsletters

All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories
    Send: