Astros closer LaTroy Hawkins does not feel well. Maybe you noticed, but Chris Sampson picked up his first career save yesterday against the Cubs. That's because LaHawk slipped trying to Go-Go-Gadget Legs on Hunter Pence's tee shot that sailed, allowing Bobby Scales (who had to add a few more lines to the Screenplay That Is His Life) to score the winning run in Saturday's game.
“I’m sore everywhere. I feel like I was in a car accident. Just slipped backing up home plate. I got jarred. I fell on my left side, and then to add insult to injury, when the ball hit the concrete (backstop), it almost came back and hit me in the face. I caught it, but still …”