Must be something about Houston
Last night’s 14-inning contest was nothing close to the 14-inning marathon we played at the Astrodome in 1989.
You can find the box score at the Retrosheet website, but I remember listening to the game on the radio and hearing that Eddie Murray, who’s now our hitting coach, was at third base and Fernando Valenzuela, now a broadcaster, was our first baseman. John Shelby, our former first base coach for several years, went 0-for-10 in the loss. Jeff Hamilton, a third baseman, wound up on the mound and took the loss.
Incredibly, Craig Biggio played in both games, going 2-for-3 as a catcher in the game 17 years ago and 1-for-6 as a second baseman last year.
The sick thing about that game was that first of all, it was 22 innings. And then the next game went 13 innings.
The Astros seem to play long games. Last year, after all, they went 18 innings in the last game of the first round of the playoffs.
Yeah I remember that 22 inning game and watching it on KTTV. That thing was crazy, I could barely stay awake!