June 18, 2009

A night of milestones in Texas

If you've been following The Hall at all, you know that the Lonestar State was poised to play host to to two milestones Wednesday.

First...Astros catcher Ivan Rodriguez did his part and squatted behind the dish for his record setting 2277th game.

Unfortunately, he had one of his worst nights in memory in front of his old team by going one-for-five, made two throwing errors and saw the Rangers steal three bases. Yikes.

"That happens," he said following the game. "I got a base hit...so it wasn't as bad a game as what you're saying."

Across the diamond, Omar Vizquel did his part by getting his first hit (a fifth inning single) since June 7th. With that hit, he tied Luis Aparicio's mark of 2677...the most by a Venezuelan born player.

"I never thought I'd be involved in a situation like that," Vizquel said. "So many good players have come from our country."

With only 11 starts at short this season...it is unknown when we'll actually see Vizquel break Aparicio's mark.



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