Originally Posted by cincrazy
It's not "unacceptable." It's baseball. Sometimes these things happen. Are we all of a sudden a bad team? Five months thrown out the window because of one series? We have a 8.5 game lead. I don't like losing this series. But it's not the end of the world.
This Astros team would struggle to post a winning record in AAA. This is a pathetic showing for a team that has designs on a deep playoff run.
Also, why the heck is Dusty Baker pinch hitting with some scrub rookie in a 1-0 game with a runner on? I'm a big Baker supporter, but these roster-expansion callups have no business seeing action in any close games. Period. You have real major leaguers on your roster to handle situations like this.