Houston Astros Memorial Day Game

Photo by Caroline Gallay

Baseball on Memorial Day afternoon makes for one of those All-American days that people wax poetic about. Of course, those people probably didn't have these 2010 Houston Astros on their mind.

Yes, the Astros are still bad, pitching ace Roy Oswalt still wants to be traded and Lance Berkman still looks like he aged 10 years overnight. But for one afternoon, maybe that doesn't matter. It's still baseball on a holiday afternoon,

The opponent in this one is the Washington Nationals, one of the more intriguing teams in the National League this season, believe it or not. The Nats were expected to struggle even more than the Astros coming into this season, but they've surprised by hovering around .500 and staying within a few games of the NL East lead. While everyone in D.C, awaits the arrival of pitching phenom Stephen Strasburg, the Nationals actually in the big leagues bring some power, especially sluggers Adam Dunn and Ryan Zimmerman.   



Minute Maid Park
501 Crawford St.
Houston, TX 77002


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