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God's payback

For 2 years,  Astros fans such as yours truly have bemoaned "the trade" that sent Taveras, Hirsh & Buchholz to the Rockies for the bag of damaged goods that was Jason Jennings.  "You got us on that one" was the accepted wisdom.

However, within the last 2 days:

1.  Taylor blew a save to give the Astros a win.  (But we still want him back.)

2.  Latroy Hawkins had 2 big "holds", keeping his ERA at 0.00 over 14 games.  (OK, he was saved by a ground rule double that bounced into the stands last night & prevented the tying run from scoring, but he was due for some luck, right?)

3.  Alberto Arias pitched 5 shutout innings in his first ML start after being DFA'd by the Rockies.

The Astros moved to within 5 of the Wild Card, though they'd need a Rockies '07 stretch run to get there.

Maybe this is a higher power's way of evening things out for "the trade"?

 

Eat. Drink. Be Merry. But the above FanPost does not necessarily reflect the attitudes, opinions, or views of Purple Row's staff (unless, of course, it's written by the staff [and even then, it still might not]).

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