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7-8-9 in context

Any Astros fan over the age of 25 remembers Everett-Ausmus-(Pitcher) in the Astros' lineup. [Stares out window] Those were the days, huh?

Back in 2004, the bottom third of the Astros' lineup produced a .242/.305/.341 slash line, which was a significant dropoff from the top two-thirds of the lineup in which each spot posted an OPS over .800. 7-9 combined to hit 23 home runs all season.

Obviously the Astros' game has changed since 2004 - both with analytics from a smart front office, and with the switch to the AL and the designated hitter. But still.