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Houston Astros Go for Sweep of Colorado Rockies

DENVER - MAY 14:  Hunter Pence #9 of the Houston Astros takes an at bat against the Colorado Rockies during MLB action at Coors Field on May 14, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Astros defeated the Rockies -3.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Richard ZowieCorrespondent IJune 4, 2009

Hunter Pence reminds me of one of my favorite Jerry Reed songs: When You're Hot, You're Hot.

In last night's 6-4 win over the Colorado Rockies, the Houston Astros' Pence went 4-5 with a double, home run, and three RBI. He's currently hitting .346. Pence should receive All-Star consideration, but alas, since it's a popularity contest (i.e., fan-voted), as of May 26th he wasn't even in the top 15 outfielders. (Manny Ramirez, who's serving a 50-game suspension for a drug violation, was in fourth place).

Still, it was great to get the win as Houston's bullpen pitched three scoreless innings to help out starter Brian Moehler (six innings, seven hits, four runs, two K's and a home run for a season 6.37 ERA), who received a no-decision.

Maybe the winning streak can rub off on the Astros management as they get ready for the draft. Houston, simply put, needs to replenish their minor league system.

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