Friday, August 17, 2012

That 26-game road trip

Thanks to a tweet from the Houstorian (an excellent Twitter feed), we were reminded that it was 20 years ago today that the Astros had to embark on a month-long road trip, due to the Republican National Convention's attendance at the Astrodome.

Some thoughts on that '92 Road Trip:

*The 1992 Astros flew 9,024 miles on the road trip (Houston to Atlanta to Cincinnati to Los Angeles to San Diego to San Francisco to Chicago to St. Louis to Philadelphia to Houston)

*They went 12-14 in those 26 games. Which is funny, because the Astros have won 12 road games all season, in 60 tries.

*They won more extra-innings games (2) in those 26 games than the 2012 Astros have all year (1).

*While the Astros weren't exactly in the race to begin the road trip (5th place, 14.5 games back), they did lose 4.5 games on the division leader Braves.

*Houston pitcher Jimmy Jones went 3-1 on the trip, with a 3.82 ERA.

*Craig Biggio hit .326/.434/.411, with 8K:15BB and seven stolen bases.

*Jeff Bagwell hit .269/.363/.441 with nine extra-base hits, 17 RBI, 12K:14BB.

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