Timely hitting, sharp pitching, hustle on the bases, the right call on a pinch-hitter. These are the hallmarks of the Houston Astros — check that, the undefeated, first-place Houston Astros — after one game in the American League.
Who knew it would be this easy? Bat Brett Wallace second so he sees more fastballs. Resurrect Erik Bedard’s career on Easter Sunday to roll a stone across any emerging Texas Rangers offense. Give Bud Norris a standing O after a gutsy start. Have Lyle Lovett warble on the field and Craig Biggio visit the booth.
1-0. Preserve it in amber. Orange amber.