Mid 2nd: Me likey what me sees. First Astros AB, Biggio tests Nunez with a good bunt to third. Nunez’ throw beats him to the bag. Mulder’s pitching sharp. No baserunners yet, no balls left the infield.
The livebloggin’ will have to be delayed. The laptop’s not finished yet.
Bottom fifth: Laptop’s ready, but this game is looking awful. Time to turn things around, and fast. I could see Molina doubling here.
Calling Molina out was a terrible call. Wayne and Mike agree. Let’s see if cool-headed Johnny Rocket makes ‘em pay…
Bottom Six: Obviously, I haven’t been into the typing thing. That hit by Larry was nice to see. Maybe we’ll be able to finally get something off Qualls tonight. Crazier things have happened, eh? Oswalt’s over 100 pitches now. 100 very good pitches.
End Six: Well, Reggie took a good pitch there. Suppose Marquis pitches a scoreless top of the seventh and we get a man on in the eighth. Would TLR pinch hit for Marquis or let him swing away? As long as he’s not bunting. Dude can’t get one down. Whoops, Biggio leads off with a basehit so it’s probably academic at this point.
Top Seventh: I like bringing in Flores here. Wonder if we’ll Ray King later on tonight. King hasn’t pitched in seventeen days. Flores gets the job done. Taguchi replaces Sanders in a double switch as Tavarez comes in to get Morgan Ensburg out with Biggio at second and two outs. Ugh. Ensburg doubles to score Biggio on a bounding ball to shallow center that gets away from Edmonds momentarily. Jason Lane up now. He’s already homered today.
End 7th: We’re getting out-hit 10-3. That’s just ugly. It’s about time we make some breaks go our way. Edmonds-Pujols-Walker and then a pinch-hitter up in the eighth. John Gall or Hector Luna. I like Gall. Wayne just noted that Ray King is warming up in the ‘pen.
Mid 8th: Nice inning by Tavarez. Go Cards! Back-to-back might change the tone of this game. A sustained rally would be a real peach.
End of season: Go give ‘em hell in the series, ‘Stros. Hell of a team you got there.