Astros Have Trouble Recreating the Magic

After the history-making 18 inning victory to clinch the NLDS, the Houston Astros were bound to be a bit tired. They were bound to have a bit of a let-down. What nobody expected was for a well-rested Andy Pettite to be the one to let them down. Pettite never got on track as the Astros started game one of the first repeat National League Championship Series since 1992.

Pettite’s troubles began even before the start of the game as he was reportedly injured in the leg during warm-ups. Once the game began, he just wasn’t on his best game as he gave up 3 runs in the first two innings. His postseason ERA of 5.54 is way off track from his regular season ERA of 2.39 (second best in the NL.)

Chris Burke’s 2nd homer in two games – a two run blast in the 7th seemed to position Houston for another comeback win, but the final score of 5-3 was as close as they could come.

The Cardinals lead 1-0 as the series remains in St. Louis for game two on Thursday.

1 Comment so far

  1. bill (unregistered) on October 26th, 2005 @ 4:25 pm

    Clements will be first starting pitcher to appear in a wheel chair at the world series.
    However Clements said “I’m good for one good pitch–but the astros will cover me til then”

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