In six innings today against Derek Lowe and the Braves, Russ Ortiz gave up five hits, no walks (I repeat, no walks), and two earned runs with five strikeouts as the Astros won 8-3.
Remember, Lowe no-hit the Astros over 4 innings on March 10, but not today. Pudge, Erstad, Lee, and Michaels all had multi-hit games - Lee hit a jack, the Astros hit four doubles and added a triple by Bourn.
Jeff Fulchino threw two innings allowing only a walk and LaHawk threw an inning with a hit.
Now for the awkward part. The Astros play the Reds tomorrow at 12:05.