The Pirates try to stop this latest losing streak at four games this evening with their second of three against the Astros. All isn't technically lost for 2012 yet, but it probably will be if the Pirates can't win these last two games against Houston at PNC Park. Wandy Rodriguez goes against his old club for the second time as a Pirate. Jordan Lyles, who's spent most of 2012 serving up home runs, goes for Houston. Today's a travel day for me, but I should be back home before the first pitch. That's at 7:05. One would think that I'd be much more confident than I am about a quasi-must-win game against the Houston Astros, but, well, here we are.