You may not have noticed -- and folks in Houston certainly may not have noticed -- but the Astros' 3-2 victory over the Rockies on Sunday gave the team its first winning record since July 29, 2009.

The Astros did that in front of just 14,195 people, the smallest announced crowd in Minute Maid Park history.

Houston used a two-run rally off of Rex Brothers in the eighth inning to secure the lead, and Brett Myers gave up a hit and a walk, but still managed to pick up his first save since Sept. 27, 2007.

The Astros are picked by many (including a consensus of's baseball writers) to not only finish last in the National League Central this season, but perhaps challenge the Mets' 120-loss season in 1962, or at least become the first team since the 2003 Tigers (43-119) to lose 110 games. Houston finished 56-106 last season and did that with Hunter Pence for 100 games and Michael Bourn aboard for 105.

Of course, it is just April 8 and we're three games into the season, but still, it's the Astros and they're north of .500 -- it may not be something we can say much this year (or in coming years with the team headed to the American League next year), so why not celebrate it while we can?

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