Earlier tonight, Wandy Rodriguez threw seven solid innings for the Astros in an 11-6 win that was more dramatic than it should have been.
Carlos Lee came up big again, hitting a grand slam to provide timely offensive assistance on an already stellar evening. Geoff Blum then followed on the next pitch with a home run to right.
Chad Paronto got his first (and maybe last) appearance with the major-league club tonight. If he wasn't rusty, he was just bad. I'm not sure how he could be rusty, since he was playing well at Round Rock. But hey, any excuse to defray the stench that now covers him is worthwhile. I don't see how Cooper can justify using him again, though I'm sure he'll do it somehow.
Alberto Arias came back from a terrible outing in LA with a solid one tonight. He had all the pitches working again, and fortunately did not need to make a play in the field.
Lance Berkman didn't even play tonight. That's how good the Astros were.
In other news, Josh Beckett threw a complete game for the Red Sox...and lost 4-2.