What Happened Was…

The Houston Astros organization went 2-2 in action on Jackie Robinson Day, also known as my birthday, mostly while I was waiting in line at Space Mountain.

Houston Astros (MLB) – The Astros beat the Pirates 4-1, which was a really nice thing to hear on the other end of the phone.  I haven’t watched the game yet, but I will soon.  It sounds like the big guys are starting to step up, and Mike Hampton pitched like it was 1999 instead of 2009, striking out 8 over 6.0 innings.

Round Rock Express (AAA) – The Omaha Royals (KCR) crushed the Express, 14-7, with another poor pitching performance from Jose Capellan.  Capellan made it just 3.2 innings, giving up 10 hits, 5 hits, and 9 runs (8 earned).  Tyler Lumsden and Ryan McKeller were pretty sloppy in their relief appearances, as well.  Outfielder Yordany Ramirez paced the offense, which did after all score 7 runs, by going 3-for-3 with a double, a sacrifice fly, and a solo home run.

Lancaster Jethawks (AA) – The Lancaster Jethawks were up 4-0 over the Inland Empire 66ers (LAD) after two innings, and though they wouldn’t need more than that, they continued to pile on for a 14-3 victory.  Two different Jethawks had three home runs each in this game: Outfielders Jonathan Gaston and Brian Pellegrini.  Last year’s first round pick Jason Castro went 2-for-5 with a triple and an RBI. 

Lexington Legends (A) – The Legends couldn’t score a single run as the Kannapolis Intimidators (CWS) rolled them, 6-0.  Outfielder Jay Austin, the Legends’ leadoff hitter, is beginning to concern me.  He’s .105/.150/.105 through the first five games, and is 0-3 on stolen base attempts.  Starter Jordan Lyles picked up the loss despite allowing just one run in 3.2 innings.  He was in control, striking out 8 in that time, with just 2 walks and 3 hits allowed, but the offense’s lack of ability to score a single run scuttled his day. 

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Reppin’ the ‘stros in Toontown


  1. Cockroach

    Haha, happy birthday then! Albeit a bit late. I made my first (and so far only) visit to Disneyland last year when work shipped me to Anaheim for most of a week. Not a bad way to spend a birthday at all, and way to represent! 😉

  2. roundrock15

    It was great. Middle of the week, Tax Day, and a little on the cool side, which added up to make the park pretty empty. We could literally walk up and get on most rides without waiting in line. Disneyland is doing a deal this year where you get in free on your birthday, which is awesome, but because I’m a Southern California resident they actually gave me a 2fer, so I can go to California Adventure free within the next thirty days, too. Two parks for free, can’t complain about that!


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