- As was probably expected entering the season, the Astros are struggling to put runs on the board. Coming into the game, the Astros have plated 81 runs, 11th in the National League. Houston starts three offensive ciphers---Brad Ausmus, Adam Everett, and Craig Biggio.
- Speaking of Biggio, he presents an uncomfortable situation for the Astros. Biggio is a franchise icon and will one day have a plaque in Cooperstown, but he's cooked as an everyday player. The second baseman has declined to the point where he is hindering the team's ability to contend while pursuing the 3,000 hit milestone. Biggio has very much become a one-trick pony, using the Crawford Boxes to pop some homers (.293/.346/.516 at home from 2004-2006) while struggling immensely on the road (.232/.297/.382). Biggio's range a...

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