June 16, 2008

Yankees 13, Astros 0: Houston’s Bad Weekend

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Astros (33-37)000000000072
W: Wang (8-2) L: Oswalt (5-7)


We’ve all had those weekends, you know the ones. You’re filled with optimism, excited about your prospects, only to have it all come crashing down. That was what happened to Houston.

The Yankees completed a sweep yesterday, winning by 13 and shutting out the Astros. Roy Oswalt did not follow up his last excellent start with another excellent one. He allowed 7 runs over 5 2/3. Of course, 4 of those were unearned, so the defense wasn’t doing him any favors. Still, ouch.

Houston has lost 5 in a row and plunged to 5th place in the division, ahead of the hapless Reds by a half game.

The Astros have today off, hoping that some time spent not sucking at baseball will make them not suck at baseball.

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