Saturday, March 24, 2012

Houston? More like Who?ston.

(photo by John Lembo)

Craig Biggio's not walking through that door, folks. Neither is Jeff Bagwell, Hunter Pence, Derek Bell, Mike Scott, Glenn Davis, Kevin Bass, Nolan Ryan, Joe Morgan, Lance Berkman or any other Astros you may remember over the years.

The organizations heads into its 50th season in the midst of a massive rebuilding project, so don't expect a gaggle of familair faces today at McKechnie Field, where the Artists Formerly Known As the Colt .45s meet the Pirates.

I'm John Lembo, and here are the lineup:

(BTW, that's A.J. Burnett tossing batting practice Saturday morning. More on that later...)

J.B. Shuck, cf
Angel Sanchez, ss
Brian Bogusevic, rf
J.D. Martinez, lf
Brett Wallace, 1b
Matt Downs, 3b
Juan Castro, c
Joe Thurston, 2b
Kyle Weiland, p

Alex Presley, lf
Josh Harrison, ss
Jose Tabata, rf
Andrew McCutchen, cf
Neil Walker, 2b
Garrett Jones, 1b
Yamaico Navarro, 3b
Michael McKenry, c
James McDonald, p

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