Helping the Blogger

No, I’m not asking for cash. It is just that I’m on the road writing this one on the fly without access to stats unless I want to log back into WordPress every time I go pull a stat. I do not. So I will go back to a tried and true method, ask my dear friends questions, and let you take the wheel with responses. Here we go!

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Mid-May checkup on the Astros

Had an enjoyable astronomical weekend. Friday night, the International Space Station came overhead here in Sugar Land, and we watched it pass over. Not too exciting but a unique way to spend a few minutes. That was followed up by the blood-red lunar eclipse last night, which for once occurred at a fairly reasonable time between about 9:30 and 11 PM (If I said AM, this would be a bit problematic). Now that was quite interesting and a lot of fun to see.

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ChipalattAwards for April

April was a mediocre month for the Astros as they went 11-10. Their high point was a 4-1 record in the middle of the second series of the year with the D’Backs. Their low point was a 4 game losing streak that left them at 6-8 on the 23rd of April. Without being spectacular, their pitching was solid for the month (3.58 ERA), but their hitting was in the bottom third of the majors (.214 BA – 24th/ .290 OBP – 23rd/.660 OPS – 18th/ 80 runs – 21st).

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