Sunday, April 16, 2006
The Astros got started early and never let up. Morgan Ensberg got things going in the second with a rocket to left that didn't stop until it was in the Diamondback's bullpen. Had a great view of it leaving his bat from right behind the Astros dugout.
Although the Astros would go on to post 9 more runs, including home runs by Adam Everett (aka Baby New Year) and Jason Lane, the star of the game was Wandy Rodriguez. The short left hander went 7 innings, fanned 6, walked 1, and gave up only 2 hits and 0 runs. It was easily the best game of his career. I'll be back up the right field line today in the same area I sat on Friday.
Morgan Ensberg rules. Jimy Williams should be eternally barred from baseball for jerking with his young career. If Williams had actually played Ensberg when he was a rookie maybe Williams wouldn't have lost his job. Oh well, Jimy's gone on to the pasture and the Astros have one of the best third basemen in the game. Yay Astros!
It's 10, and the game starts at 12:40. I'm rolling out to try and snag some autographs. Hope everyone has a happy Easter.
Posted by SFC B at 9:45 AM