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1969: Dierker, Astros Shut Down Padres

April 23, 1969, San Diego: Astros 4, Padres 0 (box score) The Padres, perhaps feeling guilty about the eight runs they’d scored against Atlanta the previous night, put up very little fight against Larry Dierker and the Houston Astros. Dierker, who had lost to the Padres two weeks earlier, limited the home club to just [...]

1969: Padres Complete Sweep in First Ever Series

April 10, 1969, San Diego: Padres 2, Astros 0 (box score) The first two games in Padres history had been dominated by pitching, and the third game proved no different. Right-hander Tom Griffin, a former first-round pick, made his big-league debut for the Astros. The Padres countered with journeyman southpaw Dick Kelley, who had gone [...]

World Series IGD: White Sox @ Astros, Game 4

first pitch: 5:00 p.m., PT television: Fox matchup: Freddy Garcia (14-8, 3.87 ERA) vs Brandon Backe (10-8, 4.76 ERA) We said Game 3 would be close, and it was. But in the end, it came down to the Astros’ inability to cash in on 11 12 walks and former Padre Geoff Blum homering in the [...]

World Series IGD: White Sox @ Astros, Game 3

first pitch: 5:30 p.m., PT television: Fox matchup: Jon Garland (18-10, 3.50 ERA) vs Roy Oswalt (20-12, 2.94 ERA) Vince Galloro has a detailed preview of Tuesday night’s contest up at Exile in Wrigleyville. For my part, I’ll just note that this is a very even pitching matchup. Opponents hit .255/.298/.399 against Garland in 2005, [...]

World Series IGD: Astros @ White Sox, Game 2

first pitch: 4:30 p.m., PT television: Fox matchup: Andy Pettitte (17-9, 2.39 ERA) vs Mark Buehrle (16-8, 3.12 ERA) Unless you’re an Astros fan, Game 1 certainly didn’t disappoint in terms of being a fun one to watch. I wish Fox didn’t feel the need to throw cheesy graphics and sounds all over everything, but [...]