No Astros birthdays today so let's say Happy Birthday to a couple of former Astros.
Randy Wolf (35)
The Astros traded Chad Reineke to the San Diego Padres in July of 2008 for Randy Wolf (and was subsequently and mystifyingly not retained by the Astros at the end of that season). In 12 starts for the Astros, Wolf was 6-2 with a 3.57 ERA and a 1.302 WHIP. But the thing I most remember Randy Wolf for is that he was just another hapless Houston victim of Bud Selig, having to start a "home game" against the Cubs in Milwaukee after Hurricane Ike. We can only hope that, if anything like that should ever happen again, Jim Crane will politely but firmly tell Bud what to do with himself.
Hipolito Pichardo (42)
Acquired as a free agent in 2002, Hipolito, despite having a pretty awesome name, did not do well in his one appearance for the Astros that year. I mean he REALLY did not do well. In 0.1 IP, he gave up 3H, 3ER, 2BB and a wild pitch, for an ERA with the Astros of 81.00 and a WHIP of 15.00. That was his last major league appearance.