You thought I had given this up, didn't you?
Well, not as long as Kieschnick is within spitting distance of the Major Leagues. In 12 innings since his callup to AAA, he's pitching as well as just about anyone in the Round Rock bullpen. He's 1-0 with a 2.92 ERA and 1.3 WHIP. Not spectacular, but puts him in line as one of the first guys to get the call when a Houston bullpen arm goes down. And the way this season is going, that's only a matter of time.