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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

gNats 4, Astros 1

Rather than bore everybody with the details of what was a rather uninteresting game (except for the absolute moonshot hit by former Astro lardass Daryle Ward), I thought I'd simply offer a few cogent observations:
  • The Astros have a real knack for making ordinary craptastic pitchers look like the second coming of Cy Young. As with every other such occasion, today's Chronicle is full of the usual "you've got to tip your cap" comments from the Astros... as opposed to owning up to sucking against a lousy pitcher.

  • Overheard on the radio this morning: "At this point in the season, this isn't about Lane's and [Wilson's] scuffling--it's about their SUCKING."

  • Also overheard was Preston Wilson's new nickname: "Special K." I like it; I'm going to appropriate it.

  • Special K's line for last night: 1-for-4, with two punchouts. That brings his season total to 52 strikeouts in 46 games (42 played). He's still on pace to approach Adam Dunn's MLB record for strikeouts in a year: 195. (Wilson's on pace for 183 right now; if he'd played a few more games to this point, he'd be on pace for 201 K's.)

  • I really need to figure out how to post a graphic on the left side of the page with Special K's current strikeouts and pace.


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