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Thursday, October 14, 2004

Astros: Rain Rain, Don't Go Away 

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but postponing Game Two would be delightful. And since Rocket and Roy's arms are still sore... let it pour, let it pour, let it pour.

Yeah, that was horrible. So was four innings of relief work from the Astros bullpen last night.

The weather report shows light rain in St. Louis right now. That won't affect tonight's Game Two playability, I don't think. But should it start to rain harder and force a postponement, then maybe that's a sign that the BBGs are smiling on Houston's World Series hopes.

Pushing Game Two back to Friday means that Phil Garner can shelf Pete Munro until at least Game Four. Rocket could take the mound fully rested on Friday, with Roy opening the homestand on Saturday. It doesn't change a whole lot -- Munro is going to have to pitch at some point no matter -- but it does mean that should Houston extend the series at least as far as Game Six, they'll get to throw Clemens again on normal rest.

Maybe it's pansy of me to hope for a rainout, but I don't care. I want to go to the World Series. How we get there is of little concern.


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