Friday, April 1, 2011

From the Office of the County Clerk: Opening Day edition

Because I dropped the ball on that 10-0 exhibition game with the Red Sox, I'll be providing two County Clerk round-ups today - one now, and one, um, later. Here's your 2011 Astros' Opening Day preview.

*The Astros haven't won an Opening Day game since 2006, when Roy out-dueled the Marlins' Dontrelle Willis for a 1-0 win.

*Today is the second year in a row the Astros have opened against the reigning Cy Young winner (Lincecum in 2010, Halladay today), and the third time in four years (Peavy - 2008)

*The Astros haven't scored more than three runs in an Opening Day game since 2004.

*The Astros were 4-3 against the Phillies in 2010, of course losing G4-6 at home, then providing a four-game sweep in August.

*Halladay is 1-1 against the Astros, lifetime, with a 1.69 ERA/0.81 WHIP. He has never walked anyone in an Astros jersey.