It's bad enough to be in the National League "Cellar" Division in 2007. So what does that say about your team if you're at the bottom of said division? Probably that you're not as bad off as it may seem. With an Elimination Number of 24, the Astros, if all goes as planned, would be no sooner than the 9th major league team eliminated.
With back-to-back losses against the 'Rutts, the Astros officially secured their first losing season since 2000 and only their second in a decade. As of now, the Astros would have to go 24-8 for the rest of the season to finish AT .500 (81-81). And if they could only get 2 of 7 on the season from the Gnats and have lost the season to the Rutts for the first time in the 21st century, they are NOT going to win 24 games from the Cards, Brewers, Cubs, Mets, Reds, and Braves before they lose 9. Now, the Astros would have to TRY to lose 100 games this season to do so, so at this point and at their pace and considering the teams they have left to play, I'm going to give them the benefit of the doubt and put them at 70-92 for the season. Respectable, no? I'd say so. Especially for a team that seems like would have difficulty beating the Little League World Series champs...
Now, if they could just get Roy to 20 wins and Bidge could hit 9 more home runs in 32 games (to make it 300), I'd walk away from 2007 at least somewhat content. And to think I was thisclose to buying season tickets this year. My "gut" was definitely on to something--and it saved me some mulah. Let's face it folks, with the offseason Timmy P had, this was destined to be an OFF season for the Astros
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