Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot…

STL: 5 // HOU: 4

Someone want to tell me what was up with Lidge in the top of the ninth, tonight? He gives up a base hit, okay, no big deal. Then, knowing that Pujols – one of the best hitters in the league – would be at bat, next, Lidge walks Edmonds. Now, I can understand getting ahead of yourself, that happens; but who in their right mind would let themselves get going so far ahead as to walk to a power-hitter?!

Yeah, I know, I don’t follow baseball. But come on… Houston has NEVER been to a world series, much less won one. Forty-five years ago, today, the Colt .45’s were formed when Houston (in Chicago, no less) was granted an expansion team. Since then, they’ve made – if I remember correctly – seven post-seasons, and zero world series.

Lidge, we could have had our shot, tonight. You realise, of course, that if we wind up loosing the next two games, it will all fall onto your shoulders, as the one who walked to #$!@$#@!-ing Pujols.

…Next game, Houston. Get your ink and canvas ready, because the next game seals our place against Chicago in the ’05 Series.

6 Comments so far

  1. Elizabeth (unregistered) on October 18th, 2005 @ 12:09 am

    Lidge contracted Houston Choking Pitchers disease just before he stepped on the mound.

    Other Houston pitcher of note to contract the disease: Nolan Ryan in 1980 and Dave Smith in 1986. It’s a Houston Astros tradition. In Houston, we don’t seem to be very good at preserving the past but this is one tradition we’ve mastered.

  2. Marc (unregistered) on October 18th, 2005 @ 12:57 am

    Hey, give Lidge a break. He threw some good pitches to Edmonds, who was smart enough to lay off some real close ones. That one pitch was just a slider that didn’t break properly, and Pujols capitalized on it. Don’t make Lidge into our Buckner.

  3. Fyre (unregistered) on October 18th, 2005 @ 1:03 am

    Yeah, Marc, but if Lidge had had his head on straight, he might have made that slider break, appropriately. Not to mention those “real close ones?” I don’t think they were as close as you think they were.

  4. Governor (unregistered) on October 18th, 2005 @ 8:52 am

    Clever use of the Conet call letters. Otherwise, I know nothing of de game.

  5. LessCowbell (unregistered) on October 18th, 2005 @ 9:30 am

    Well at least the Rockets are 4-0


  6. LessCowbell (unregistered) on October 18th, 2005 @ 10:48 am

    By the way, note to Oswalt: WALK PUJOLS!

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