Pitching Woes Killed the Houston Astros’ Season

Posted: 30th September 2009 by Richard Zowie in MLB
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The Houston Astros, after 157 games this season, are 73-84, in fifth place in the NL Central, and 17 games back of the first place St. Louis Cardinals The Astros' chances at the postseason are deader than...well, it would be in poor taste to give names, but deader than a certain environmentalist actor who died in his early 20s from a drug overdose. Going into this season, I suspected the Astros were in troubleùeven with their early flirtations with first place. In spring training, their pitchers were getting killed, and the season turned out to be no different. Take away Roy Oswalt (who's struggled with injuries) and Wandy Rodriguez, and the 'Stros have no decent starting rotation. That's not good. At all. People roll their eyes when they hear, "Offense wins games, defense wins cham ...

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