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Open Thread: Cubs vs. Astros, Tuesday, 8/16

HOUSTON -- Yes, I'm in Houston. I felt the need to take another road trip this year, and this one called my name. I'll be here tonight and tomorrow night.

There are some guys in baseball whose names lend themselves to misspelling.

Andy Pettitte is one of those guys.

That's P-E-T-T-I-T-T-E. Two T's, twice.

Today's Starting Pitchers
Greg Maddux
G. Maddux
vs. Andy Pettitte
A. Pettitte
9-9 W-L 10-8
4.54 ERA 2.62
96 SO 116
26 BB 31
21 HR 11

In three career starts against the Cubs (one with the Yankees in 2003, two with Houston last year), Andy P. has pitched 10.2 innings and allowed 10 ER for an 8.44 ERA. Let's have fun tonight, shall we?

Next up for Maddux on the all-time list: Lance Niekro's uncle Phil, with 318 -- four more for Greg.

Discuss amongst yourselves.