Thankfully, and amazingly, the Houston Astros picked up win No. 1 of the season in their final game of the St. Louis series on the road.
Two days later, those same Astros defeated the Chicago Cubs 4-3 to force their very first rubber game of the season with this afternoon’s match-up at Wrigley Field.
That puts Houston’s overall record at 2-9 through 11 games, with high hopes of putting together the team’s first win-streak of the year with lefty Wandy Rodriguez taking the hill in today’s matinee showdown with Chicago.
Let’s now take a look at five factors and contributions to Houston garnering their second win of the season, beginning with the impressive breakout offensive performances by center fielder Michael Bourn and catcher J.R. Towles…