In the latest edition of Brian McTaggart's Notebook, Jason Castro says that his troublesome right knee is feeling better, with the possibility that he'll be back on the field for Houston in about a week.
Also in Tag's notes:
*Wilton Lopez was on call as Houston's closer last night. Whether CoCo gets another shot remains to be seen...
*Wesley Wright (2008) and Bud Norris (2009) are now your Astros' senior statesmen.
*Pittsburgh's starter on Saturday will look awfully familiar, as Magic Wandy ups his street cred with a new fight song.