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Instead Of A Bullpen, The Astros Have An Aquarium

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"Hey you said Brad Mills was dead."

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"No, what I said was 'Brad Mills sleeps with the fishes'."

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Right now the seven guys who pitch in relief for the Houston Astros hardly resemble a coherent unit, so calling them a bullpen at this point is a bit of a misnomer. Fans do get a sinking feeling whenever they enter the game, so in that way it is quite apt. Mark "The Shark" Melancon already has quite an established nickname and recent callup David Carpenter has a name that lends itself quite well to fish jokes.

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Wilton Lopez I am nicknaming Nemo, because his ears sort of stick out in the way Nemo's fins do. Fernando Abad is the aptly named Flounder, Sergo Escalona is Willy because he is solid at escaping. Aneury Rodriguez is the Salmon, because I've run out of pop-culture references and at times watching him pitch is like looking at a fish swim upriver. That leaves Enerio Del Rosario. What have you guys got?

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All I know is there is something very fishy about the bullpen's performance this season. 

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