Solid pitching, from start to finish
Incredible. Brandon Backe will be tomorrow’s headlines (yes, we know it was against the Pirates but that doesn’t make it less remarkable). 3 hits, 1 run in 7 innings. Dan Wheeler and Brad Lidge struck out the side, for a total of 6 straight strikeouts. That’s what you call closing pitching.
A Craig Biggio homer set the pace alongside that dominant pitching, and the Astros started the current home stand the right way, with a 3-1 win over Pittsburgh.