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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Astros Senior Skip Day a Success Because Adults Are Dumb and We Totally Have Senioritis

The latest inspired piece from the Terrific GirlfriendFiancee. Remember, you can find regular Wezen-Ball and Tater Trot Tracker posts at Baseball Prospectus. With their time in the NL winding down, the Astros have been suffering from a major case of Senioritis that recently resulted in their own Senior Skip Day. With a few nerds deciding not to participate because they smelled weird...

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Based on his pitching of late and career-long success against the Houston Astros, Tim Hudson has a good chance to succeed in the first attempt to win his 100th game in an Atlanta Braves' uniform. The right-hander can earn that milestone victory with a fourth consecutive winning start Friday night against the lowly Astros at Turner Field. Hudson (10-4, 3.68 ERA) allowed two...
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