Tuesday, June 07, 2005

to new york

The Astros begin a three game series with the Mets today facing 3 time Cy Young award winner Pedro Martinez. Pedro plunked Biggio on May 1, 1997 and has a bit of a reputation for throwing at batters. But, he's only 6th among active pitchers in career hit batsmen, with 116. And, 16 of those were Yankees, so who could blame him? Pedro and Greg Maddux are the only pitchers who have hit Craig Biggio with a pitch and gone on to win the Cy Young award in the same year (but Maddux did it twice, in '93 and '94).
June 7th is one HBP away from tying for Biggio's most plunked day of the year, with 5 currently. Only April 29th has had 6. Ron Darling of the Mets hit him on June 7, 1991, Yorkis Perez got him in 1995, Heath Murray did it in 1997, Shawn Chacon in 2001, and Chad Bradford committed Biggio plunkery in 2002.

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At 6/07/2005 12:55:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

as an avid astros fan, i find your blog very amusing. i'll defintely think of you next time biggio gets "plunked"

 

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