moving right along
It took a whole extra game at the end of Game 4 to do it, but the Astros are in the NLCS for a rematch with the Cardinals. That's some nice postseason action. What more needs to be said about that game? Roger Clemens finally figured out which end of a game he needs to pitch to get a win in the postseason. Craig Biggio went unplunked in 8 plate appearances (he has never been hit in a game where he went to the plate more than 7 times). And what will likely be some of the most memorable homers in Astros history.
The Cardinals should be loading up with their alliterative top 3, Chris Carpenter, Mark Mulder and Matt Morris. Craig Biggio has been hit 18 times by pitchers with the same first and last initial, and 4 of those have been Cardinals pitchers (Carpenter, Morris and Mike Matthews). Matt Morris has been their leading postseason plunk thrower in the past, but against the Padres it was Mulder who hit two. This could be the series when Biggio makes his run at the postseason record.