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Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Astros: Home Run Derby! 

If you'd have told me ten days ago that Houston would win seven of their next nine games, against Philadelphia and Chicago no less, I would have called you an idiot.

If you'd have told me at that time that they'd win those seven games with late-inning comebacks, I would have called you a liar.

If you'd have told me then that the anemic Houston offense would homer four times to close out a season sweep of Philadephia -- including two from Jeff Kent -- in the ninth game of that stretch, I would have punched you in the gut for taunting me.

Call me an idiot. Call me a liar. Punch me in the gut. Jeff Kent just homered the Astros past Philadelphia. Mr. Pornstache himself launched his fifteenth and sixteenth blasts of the season to give the Astros a 7-4, come-from-behind win.

If Montreal beats the Cubs today, Houston would trail Chicago by five games, heading into the teams' weekend set. Man oh man. I really shouldn't do this tomyself.


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