On this day 18 years ago, the Houston Astros lost 2-1 to the Motreal Expos at the Astrodome.
The interesting thing about this game are the players involved and, more specifically, their kids. The starter for the Astros was Doug Drabek, who pitched a complete game, but lost to fall to 5-6. Drabek allowed five hits, two runs and a walk while striking out three. He pitched a great game, but allowed that fateful run in the top of the ninth when Frank Bolick singled up the middle to score Delino DeShields from second.
That's right, not only was Kyle Drabek's dad in this one, but DDJ's dad won the game for the Expos. DDS went 1 for 4 with a run scored, dropping his average down to .274 on the season. Other than that, this game was pretty uneventful. Neither team had an extra-base hit. Neither team had a stolen base (though Lou Frazier was caught stealing by Scotty Servais). John Wetteland picked up the victory for the Expos, pitching the final two innings of the game.
Servais also drove in Houston's only run with a single in the bottom of the sixth, scoring right fielder Eric Anthony from second.
I wonder if the sons of DDS and Doug will meet up some day and if we'll look back on this game. DDS faced Drabek 67 times in his career and 31 of those times came when Doug was an Astro.
Here's the graphic replay of the game, thanks to Back to Baseball.