Sunday, October 09, 2005

doubles festival

The Astros hosted the Houston Doubles festival at Minute Maid Park last night, featuring Craig Biggio's 3 doubles and 7 for the team. Both tied a Division Series record. Jim Edmonds is the only other player to hit 3 doubles in a Division Series game, and the 1999 Boston Red Sox are the only other team to hit 7 doubles in a Division Series game.
The Braves are sending Tim Hudson out today on 3 days rest. This will be the 3rd Division Series start for Hudson on 3 days rest, and the past results shouldn't fill the Braves with confidence. In 2002, Hudson started games 1 and 4 for Oakland against Minnesota, giving up 7 runs (2 earned) in 3.1 innings of game 4 - and hit a batter. In 2003, Hudson started game 1 and 4 against Boston and left game 4 with a strained oblique muscle after only 1 inning of work. In 2001, Hudson pitched a solid 1.2 innings of relief in game 5 after pitching a dominant game 2 against the Yankees.


At 10/11/2005 04:34:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It sure is hard for balls to hit Biggio when he hits all the balls instead. What was he thinking? ;)


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