Monday, April 5, 2010

Preview for G1: Astros v. Giants

Who We Got

San Francisco: 0-0
On the Road: 0-0

Houston: 0-0
At home: 0-0

Starting Pitchers

Tim Lincecum, 0-0, 0.00 ERA
Roy Oswalt, 0-0, 0.00 ERA

Why the Astros Will Lose

Because they're facing Tim Lincecum, reigning Cy Young winner, and the self-same pitcher who has held the current Astros lineup to a .129/.162/.143 line in 70 ABs (9x70, 26K:3BB).

Or because Roy Oswalt has allowed a slash line against current Giants of .323/.365/.476 (53x164, 24K:10BB)

Why the Astros Will Win

Because Roy handles business on Opening Day, not allowing more than three ER in an Opening Day assignment since 2005, and throwing 6+ IP in six of his last seven OD starts.

This section will get better as the season goes on. I promise.