The Cardinals won't have to worry about facing old nemesis Russ Ortiz when the Astros pull into town this weekend... Or ever again, for that matter.
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After getting plastered by the Cubs Thursday afternoon, Houston gave Ortiz his walking papers. He surrendered nine hits and nine runs in 2 1/3 innings.
Of course, pitching well doesn't always guarantee you a positive fate. Wee Bears starter Kevin Hill pitched his team to victory then found out that he had been traded to the Pirates.