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It's The Astros... What Should We Expect?

Sunday brought a sweep for the Diamondbacks, and while no sweep should be completely discounted, this one can be discounted pretty heavily because, well... it's the Astros.

Since trading Carlos Lee, the Astros are 2-13. Their team ERA is 4.62, and they've given up over 100 more runs than they've scored. They're team batting average is nearly 30 points lower than the average team.

All that hands the Astros the worst record in major league baseball. They're a bad baseball team.

You can see those numbers clearly even on a 14 inch laptop or a cell phone, just as well as you could see those numbers on a 60 inch plasma TV.

It's nice to see that the Diamondbacks are hitting again. It's nice to see that the pitching could get its collective arm around the likes of the Astros. But I'm still a little wary of what happens when we face teams like the Dodgers (July 30-Aug. 1), the Pirates (Aug. 6-9), the Nationals (Aug. 10-12) and the Cardinals (Aug. 14-16). Those four series make up the majority of the Diamondbacks' upcoming series.

I'll hold my praise for the Diamondbacks until they sweep one of those series.

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