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Monday, August 30, 2004

Astros: Keep it Going 

As has been the case lately, the Astros get production from all spots in the batting order. The Reds erased a 3-0 deficit in the 5th, but Brad Ausmus came up with a huge three-run, two-out homer to put Houston back in front, 6-3.

He didn't just go deep, he crushed a pitch into the deepest part of Great American Ballpark. You know things are going well when Brad Ausmus is imitating Carlos Beltran. Pete Munro looked shaky in the 5th. We could use a strong inning from him before the pen takes over.

Quote of the Night

Jim Deshaies: "It's the most important game of the season. Until tomorrow."

One day at a time

Chalk up another win -- another big win -- for a red-hot Astros ballclub. But they can celebrate for a grand total of about ten minutes, because right now this team is only as good as its most recent game. Losing tomorrow can wipe away two week's worth of good play.

I feel like I've been holding my breath for the past week. I get to watch meaningful games in September, though, and the oxygen will still be there in another month.


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