On this day a mere four years ago, the Houston Astros lost to the Milwaukee Brewers 5-4 in 11 innings at Minute Maid Park.
When you think about 2007, there are plenty of names that jump out immediately. Carlos Lee and Craig Biggio are on the good end of that spectrum, but there are plenty of infamous names on that list too. Guys like Jason Jennings. Like Jason Lane. Like Brian Moehler and Carlos Lee. There are also the guys who you might have missed as Astros had you blinked, like Mark Loretta and Ty Wigginton.
There were also two keys to the Miguel Tejada trade in this one, as Luke Scott went 2 for 4 with a home run and Matt Albers pitched an inning in relief. Likewise, the Brad Lidge/Eric Bruntlett combo was in for this one, ready to be traded to Philly for Brett Oberholtzer and Jordan Schafer.
Jennings never caught a break this season, and certainly didn't in this game, either. He threw 5 1/3 innings, giving up just three hits, but also giving up four runs with two walks and striking out three. Five different relievers followed him, including Trever Miller, Dave Borkowski, Albers, Lidge, Chad Qualls and the aforementioned Moehler.
Moehler also had the honor of losing this game, giving up a triple to Corey Hart that scored Rickie Weeks in the top of the 11th. Francisco Cordero struck out the side, consisting of Brad Ausmus, Bruntlett and Biggio to end the game in the bottom of the inning.
On the plus side for Houston, Wigginton, Mike Lamb and Lane all had doubles to add to Scott's homer. On the down side, Lane's 2 for 5 night with that double only raised his batting average to .170 and his OPS to .575. That was the kind of terrible year he was having.
Here's a graphic replay of this game (not that you'd want to relive it), thanks to Back to Baseball.