It's time to win a game, but it's not going to be easy. The Astros are sending Roy Oswalt and his 1.99 start to the mound, while we're back to the top of the rotation and Doug Davis. Doug should keep up is the ballgame, but Minute Maid, in addition to being a hitter's paradise, is particularly tough on southpaws.
There will be some new faces in the 'pen tonight: Mike Adams and Chris Demaria were called up, replacing Jared Fernandez and Corey Hart. Fernandez is no surprise: he has pitched his way to Nashville in his few appearances thus far. Hart, I suppose, isn't much of a surprise, either, as Yost has found a grand total of 3 ABs for him since Opening Day. I'll save my sputtering about that for later. Maybe he'll go hit .280 and slug almost .500, proving he deserves a spot on the ML squad. Oh yeah...he already did that.
On the upside, I'm glad to see Mike Adams back. He could be a very useful member of the bullpen this year and beyond. Now...onto the lineups for this evening's game:
|Brady Clark - CF||Craig Biggio - 2B|
|Bill Hall - SS||Willy Taveras - CF|
|Geoff Jenkins - RF||Lance Berkman - 1B|
|Carlos Lee - LF||Morgan Ensberg - 3B|
|Corey Koskie - 3B||Preston Wilson - LF|
|Rickie Weeks - 2B||Jason Lane - RF|
|Prince Fielder - 1B||Brad Ausmus - C|
|Damian Miller - C||Adam Everett - SS|
|Doug Davis - P||Roy Oswalt - P|