Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, oh boy ... ... our next six games are against the Milwaukee Brewers (a 3-game set beginning tomorrow evening) and the Rangers (Fri., Sat. and Sun.), two of the hottest teams in baseball. Right now, the Brewers are lambasting the Cardinals in St. Louis 7-0, and are well on their way to winning their 6th game in a row. The Rangers are "off" tonite, but of their last 10 games are 8-2 (same with the Brewers) and have won seven in a row. My goodness, my goodness! What chance have we, the lowly Astros? Well, for one thing, we're at home. For another, we seem to have all of a sudden discovered a way to get some of our guys home who are on base and in scoring position. Maybe we'll catch one or both of these teams 'riding high' and not focusing on us the way they should be. Who knows, right?
We gave the Cubbies a good scare on Saturday, and then showed them who was boss in a squeaker yesterday. Friday's game with them was a rainout, and will be made up in July. (There was an open date for both clubs today. I wonder why it wasn't made up today! Any guesses?)
Let's see. What else is going on with our 'club'? Well, Steven's Blue Jays are currently enjoying a four-game winning streak and are sitting atop their division in the American League East. The Red Sox are 'off' and the Yankees are ahead of the Twins 7-6 in the 9th inning.
It's been kind of mind-boggling to watch the Marlins' free-fall. They're in 4th place in the National League East. Guess who's at the very bottom? The Nationals. Patrick's Braves are hanging in there, only three games out of first in that division.
Thought I'd post this tonight, before all **** breaks loose in the next six days. More Sunday evening, probably, but maybe not until Monday. Good luck, everyone - and remember, keep that powder dry and take no prisoners!