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Houston Astros Drop Game 2 @ St. Louis in a Blowout

HOUSTON - APRIL 06:  Roy Oswalt #44 of the Houston Astros pitches against the Chicago Cubs on Opening Day on April 6, 2009 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Jason CardwellCorrespondent IApril 11, 2009

I felt like I was serving a court ordered punishment watching this game today.

Instead of posting a pitching line for the Houston hurlers I'm just gonna post this:

Albert Pujols 2-4, 2 HR, 7 RBI.

I want to puke.

Oswalt's came out dealing.

Houston looked like they were going to be in good shape, with two runners on in each of the first 3 innings. However they couldn't drive any runs across and missed out on all three opportunities.

After the fourth, Roy had given up only a run and the game was still in hand. However, in the fifth, Roy gave up another run and eventually had to face Albert Pujols with the bases loaded who, as Albert Pujols tends to do, went yard for the breakfast at Denny's.

My mom txt'd me and called Cooper, "an idiot for pitching to Pujols."

I don't agree.

Yes Pujols is a monster and the bases were juiced but he had his ace on the hill who had been dealing up until this inning. I pitch to the guy too.

Later, Wright comes in and gives up two bloops for singles and has to face Pujols, who hit his second jack, for three runs and after that I gave up all hope for today's game having any silver lining at all.

In the bottom of the ninth, Blum singled and Bourn hit an RBI triple, which is great for Michael, who went 1-3 with a BB. Smith brought Bourn in with a sac fly to left giving Houston their only 2 runs of the game.

Cardinals win it 11-2.
Wainwright gets the win and Roy Oswalt starts the season with two losses.

Cripes...glad this one is over.

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