Astros: Welcome

Sunday, March 29

The Astros look to bounce back in 2009 with a totally different roster. With all the new comers, the Astros hope to get back to the playoffs.  

Wednesday, May 20

The Astros and Cubs met up at Washington Park to square off in a doubleheader. Both games were very close but the Astros fell short in both.

Game 1 started off with both pitchers cruising. However in the bottom of the 3rd, the cubs got off to a 3-0 lead. With nobody on and 2 outs, the cubs worked out 3 straight walks and all ended up scoring on a 3 run double to right center. The Astros would get 1 back in the 4th with a 2 out rbi single by Ed Young. Brian Cirri (the astros starter) and Mike Artz held the Cubs scoreless the rest of the way to give the stros a chance. With time running out, the Astros were finally able to get a rally going. In the top of the 8th, the first 4 men were able to reach base to cut the lead down to 3-2 while loading the bases with nobody out. It looked as if the Astros were ready to tie the game but the bats went cold. They ended up leaving the bases loaded and the cubs were able to take game 1 from the Astros.

Game 2 was very similar to the 1st game for the stros. They had strong pitching but lacked the offense. The stros handed the ball to Michael Gibbons and he pitched a complete game of 7 innings. He only gave up 2 runs while striking out 8. Normally that would be enough for a win but not on Sunday. The astros had their share of chances but couldnt get it done. They stranded the bases loaded in the 1st, and had 2 men thrown out at home in the 5th and 6th. Alot of credit goes out to the Cubs who played 2 strong games to stay undefeated. The astros look to bounce back in their next game against the Cyclones.


1) GIBBONS - CG, 7inn, 5hits, 2BB, 2R, 8SO

2) CIRRI - 5IP, 6Hits, 4SO, 3R

3) ARTZ - 3IP, 1 hit, 1BB, 2SO

4) VIN VINDMAN - 2-4, 1R,1RBI,1BB