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Houston Astros Defeat San Diego Padres in Nail-Biter

Published by on May 9, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

In 2006, I finally broke a lifelong nail-biting habit. I should be thankful I didn't watch tonight's game where the Houston Astros outlasted the San Diego Padres 5-4. If I had, my nails would probably be bleeding and down to the quicks again.

Despite blowing a lead, giving up three eighth-inning runs and getting outhit 10-6, the Astros beat the Padres. Maybe it's just great late-inning heroics, or maybe Minute Maid Park is becoming the nemesis to the Catholic Converters that San Diego's old home, Jack Murphy/Qualcomm Stadium used to be to the Space Explorers.

I am sorry that Brian Moehler's brilliant performance (seven innings, five hits, one run, and six stikeouts while walking only one hitter) went for naught. The ...

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