The Houston Astros have now played two games in the 2012 Grapefruit League and find themselves 2-0. Yep, they’re winning.
Now, I know it’s just two games and I know you can’t make gross generalizations from two games, but it’s really hard not to get flippin’ excited when they’re winning. These are not your 2011 Astros.
I have no illusions (or delusions) that this team will do anything remarkably heroic this season. I’m not dreaming of being contenders. What am I dreaming of? A season of more than 62 wins.
63 wins means not hitting that 100 loss point. 63 wins is the World Series for the Houston Astros in 2012.
I’m a little afraid to say it already, but the pitching so far? Infinitely better than expected. And today’s bats in the 10-2 win over the Nationals? A-ma-zing. I was sitting at Minute Maid Park watching Texas lose to Arkansas in the College Classic, but boy do I wish I had been at Space Coast Stadium today to watch the Astros own that game.
If this is the sort of baseball fans can expect to see this season then hold on kids, we’re in for one hell of a ride.
PS. At the end of this week I’ll be heading East in search of Oceola Stadium in Kissimmee to watch the boys in action. Stay tuned, this is gonna be fun!
Terri Schlather (AGirlintheSouth) is the tortured Senior Houston Astros Writer for Aerys Sports. You can email her at email@example.com, or follow her ridiculous ramblings on sports, vodka and the weeone on twitter @agirlinthesouth.