HOUSTON -- If it hadn't been closed already, Astros manager Brad Mills pretty much slammed the door Friday on any chance of center fielder Michael Bourn being able to play in one of the season's final two games. Bourn has been out since Sept. 19 with a strained oblique.
"He's getting better, but I really don't think it would be advantageous for him to get him out there," Mills said. "If all of a sudden he shows up [Saturday] and he feels 100 percent and we go out and put him through all kinds of tests and he seems fine, the risk and reward there with him isn't really big on the upside simply because he hasn't played in the last 10, 11 games."
Even if he doesn't get into a game, Bourn has wrapped up his second consecutive National League stolen base crown. He's stolen 52 bases, which entering Friday was 15 more than the Mets' Angel Pagan, who ranked second in the NL with 37. Bourn led the league with 61 steals last year.
In other injury news, left-hander Wandy Rodriguez is still expected to start the final game of the season on Sunday despite not being able to throw his side bullpen session Thursday because of tightness in his back. Rodriguez threw in the bullpen Friday instead.
"He showed up today feeling great," Mills said.