Thursday, July 07, 2005

one more day of Padres

The Astros won again last night, taking over sole possesion of 2nd place in the division, despite Jake Peavy, Chris Hammond, Scott Linebrook and Akinori Otsuka pitching 8 innings of plunk free baseball on 148 pitches.
Tonight's starter for San Diego, Woody Williams, has never plunked Craig Biggio and hasn't hit a single batter in 12 starts this year. The Padres are in the middle of the pack in regular season Biggio plunking as a team, tied for 10th with 14. But, they are the only team to hit him in the post-season, doing so twice in the 1998 division series.
Jay Witasick plunked Biggio on behalf of the Padres on July 7th last year. If the Padres hit him again today it will be the third time he's been hit by a pitch by the same team on the same date in consecutive years.

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