Opening Night for the Houston Astros, and they were shut out by the San Diego Padres 4-0. Houston's Roy Oswalt gave up 11 hits (the Padres got 14 total) and gave up 3 runs. Padres starter Jake Peavey allowed four hits and, obviously, zero runs.
Yeah, yeah, historically the Astros do lousy playing in San Diego. But this game seems like a microcosm of things to come. Outside Roy Oswalt, Houston has no solid starting pitching. And as they evidenced in this game, they just can't seem to get any hits.
I'm looking forward to 2009. Maybe they'll get rid of those ugly uniforms and return to the space exploration theme. I like a return to the classic blue and orange or even to the NASA colors of royal blue, red and silver.