Tuesday, July 05, 2005

more Padres.

Craig Biggio moved past Lou Gehrig on the all time hits list yesterday, getting his 2,722nd, but he did not get hit by a pitch. He gets another opportunity to move closer to Tommy Tucker on the all time HBP list tonight against Dennys Reyes. Dennys Reyes has never hit Craig Biggio with a pitch, but Al Reyes and Carlos Reyes have. Only 4 players named Reyes have pitched in the Majors, and if Dennys plunks Biggio today, 3 out of the 4 pitching Reyes's will have done so [CORRECTION HERE].
Biggio has been hit on July 5th by Jeff Suppan in 2003 and Robert Ellis in 2001.
Also, I'd like to commend Jim Greenwood for setting the Chronicle's Brian McTaggert straight over the weekend, although I think McTaggert might have been trying to focus on Adam Dunn's strikeouts and just dragged Biggio into the mud to tie the story in to the Astros. Still, it did give the impression that somehow being hit by a pitch was equivalent to striking out, which of course, is like comparing apples to shards of glass.

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