Travel day, NLCS tied 1-1
Chris Burke moved his hot streak into the starting lineup last night, and Roy Oswalt masterfully scattered 6 hits while only allowing Albert Pujols to bat with a runner on base 1 time. The result was 4 Astros runs to the Cardinals 1, on a Pujols solo homer. But, despite seeing 20 pitches, Craig Biggio did not get plunked. 2 singles and an RBI groundout are a reasonable contribution to the offense though, so we'll look forward to Saturday's game 3 in Houston for the next step toward postseason plunk immortality.
Rich Aurilia, Don Baylor, Donie Bush, Bert Campaneris, Rick Cerone, Frank Chance, Will Clark, Willie Davis, Bobby Grich, Jerry Grote, Johnny Grubb, Jackie Hernandez, Reggie Jackson, Charles Johnson, Cleon Jones, Jeff Kent, Kenny Lofton, Greg Luzinski, Graig Nettles, Lou Piniella, Pete Rose, F.P. Santangelo, Fred Snodgrass, and Mike Stanley have all been hit by a pitch in a postseason game on October 14th.