Astros History: Halfway Home

The equator, halfway around the earth. Only picture I could think as fitting for a halfway post...

In Craig Biggio's 1,425 game of his career, he went 2 for 4 with a sacrifice fly, an RBI and a strikeout as the Astros beat the Expos 6-0 in Montreal.

In Jeff Bagwell's 1,075 game of his career, he went 2 for 4 with two home runs, three runs scored, four RBIs, a walk and a strikeout in a 17-2 victory over the White Sox in Houston.

In Roger Clemens' 42nd start of his Astros career, he struck out three in six innings of work, giving up three hits, three runs and two walks to take a loss in a 6-1 loss to the Diamondbacks in Houston.

In Roy Oswalt's 151st career appearance for Houston, he struck out five in six innings of work, giving up eight hits, four runs and a walk in a 4-2 loss in Milwaukee.

In Lance Berkman's 796th career game with the Astros, he went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts in a 9-0 loss to the Reds in Houston.

In Nolan Ryan's 141st career game with Houston, he struck out eight in eight innings while allowing six hits and one run as the Astros beat the Giants 4-1 in San Francisco.

In Craig Reynolds' 585th career game in Houston, he went 1 for 4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI in a 6-3 victory over Atlanta.

In Larry Dierker's 172nd career start with Houston, he lasted two innings, giving up six hits, six runs and two walks while striking out two in a 6-1 loss at the New York Mets.

In Phil Garner's 265th game as Houston's manager, the Astros beat the Cardinals 4-3 behind Andy Pettitte's 6 2/3 innings of work, allowing seven hits, three runs and a walk. Berkman hit a two-run home run and Morgan Ensberg and Adam Everett each had doubles.

In J.R. Richard's 119th career start, he threw a complete game, allowing five hits, two runs and four walks with five strikeouts in a 8-2 victory over the Cubs in Houston.

In Cesar Cedeno's 756th game with Houston, he hit a two-run home run while going 1 for 4 with three strikeouts in a 4-2 loss to the Dodgers in L.A.

In Jose Cruz' 935th game with the Astros, he went 1 for 5 with a solo home run and a strikeout in a 4-3 loss in Philadelphia.

In Joe Morgan's 516th game with Houston, he went 0 for 4 with a walk, a strikeout and a stolen base as Houston beat the Reds (foreshadowing!) 9-6 in Houston.

If you haven't guessed by now, each of these games were at the halfway point in each players Houston career, so they got highlighted before today's game, which is the halfway point to the 2012 season.

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