Found August 02, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
After a July that was almost historically bad, going just 3-24 and getting outscored by 76 runs, the Houston Astros started off August in the same way: by losing. A Brewers team that was nine games under .500 coming in to Wednesday slaughtered the Astros 13-4. Only four of Houston's eight position player starters were in the Opening Day lineup, but only one of those players (second baseman Jose Altuve) is anything close to a building block. Only four of the eight starters yesterday afternoon weren't acquired by trade (Altuve, Brian Bogusevic, Carlos Corporan, and Scott Moore), while two of those four were signed as minor league free agents. And one more factoid for the road: going into the game yesterday, four of their eight starters were worth 0.0 or fewer fWAR on the season. What a mess down in Houston. Game of the Night: Rangers 11, Angels 10 (ten innings). After four, the Angels led this game 7-1, and it looked like the Rangers fall from grace would continue....
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