game 5 flies out the window (almost)
Can we agree that there's no such thing as a "closer" when Albert Pujols comes up to bat?
Key stat of game five: David Eckstein is 3-0 in the playoffs when he gets hit by a pitch.
After the heartbreaking game 5 loss on the windowbreaking 9th inning homer by Albert Pujols, the Astros head back to Busch Stadium to give it a proper sendoff. Busch is being torn down after the season, so an Astros win would both speed up the construction schedule and motivate St. Louis construction workers to knock the place down quicker. From the look of the Red Sox World Series DVD, that visitors club house isn't a bad place for a party.
On October 18th in post season history 7 batters have been hit, and 5 of those plunks involved the Yankees on one end or the other.
Woody Williams hit Morgan Ensberg in the 2004 NLCS,
Pedro Martinez hit Miguel Cairo and Alex Rodriguez in the 2004 ALCS,
David Wells hit Juan Pierre in the 2003 World Series,
Mike Mussina hit Mike Cameron in the 2001 ALCS,
Kent Mercker hit Tino Martinez in the 1999 ALCS,
and Tom Henke hit Lonnie Smith in the 1992 World Series