Monday, August 22, 2005

Astros' Starters

Tonight's starter for the Astros, Roy Oswalt, has started 18 games in which Craig Biggio has been hit by a pitch, and Biggio has been hit 20 times in those 18 games. That puts Oswalt in 4th place in both of those categories. Shane Reynolds started 30 games for the Astros in which Biggio got plunked. In those 30 games, Biggio got hit 33 times - the same number of batters Reynolds hit in his entire career with the Astros.

Astros' StarterPlunksGames
Shane Reynolds3330
Mike Hampton2623
Darryl Kile2120
Roy Oswalt2018
Doug Drabek1716
Chris Holt1413
Wade Miller1413
Jose Lima1211
Scott Elarton118
Pete Harnisch77
Jeriome Robertson77
Roger Clemens76
Greg Swindell66
Sean Bergman55
Tim Redding55
Dave Mlicki44
Andy Pettitte44
Kirk Saarloos44
Mike Scott44
Donne Wall44
Ramon Garcia43
Jim Deshaies33
Octavio Dotel33
Carlos Hernandez33
Mark Portugal33
Brian Williams33
Ron Villone32
Doug Brocail22
Danny Darwin22
Brandon Duckworth22
Wandy Rodriguez22
Rodrigo Rosario21
Brandon Backe11
Kent Bottenfield11
Nelson Cruz11
Bob Forsch11
Bill Gullickson11
John Halama11
Jonathan Johnson11
Jimmy Jones11
Scott Linebrink11
Tony McKnight11
Peter Munro11
Rick Rhoden11
Pete Schourek11


At 8/23/2005 12:27:00 AM, Anonymous dm said...

Number 271, with 2 out in the top of the ninth in San Diego. The hard-throwing Chris Hammond (he of the 63 mph slider) is the culprit tonight.

At 8/23/2005 12:27:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

271!!!!!! Off Chris Hammond, later scored on Berkman's double!!

At 8/23/2005 12:48:00 AM, Anonymous cletus j. "bubba" huckabee jr. said...

Now if you ask me, and plenty folks around here do now and again, we should have seen this here 271 a coming. After all the Padres feature the affable Chris Hammond… “Him No Dr. Chasm.”

Now that anagram might not reveal much to the average person, but me and Flatworm Jackson were pondering the possibilities just yesterday and we both spent a considerable amount of time out in the shed with my patented anagram generator and we done seed the possibility with Mr. Hammond. Nothing much came up for Woddy Williams (too many Ws) and Mr Seanez has one to many Zs in his name to be of much use… but this here Chris Hammond, now that feller has just the right combination of letters in his name to be useful for prognosticating about a Biggio plunking. Well, I need to bear witness that Flatworm urged me to log on and state my claim before the game commenced, but I hesitated because Mama was pretty much fed up with me spending so much time out in the Shed with Flatworm all afternoon and I had to get back inside the double wide and commence to fixin’ up the cord on that old mixer she likes to use so much in the kitchen. See, last night we had us some corn pone with ham gravy and Mama likes to get that mixer set on medium speed and blend the ingredients to just the right consistency before dropping the entire mess in a bubblin’ vat of hog lard. On account of that, she was eager for me to wrap up my prognostication through anagrams and get back inside for a little family time and I had to push Flatworm off and tell him to come on back another time.

Anyhow, here we are at 271 and Craig “Target” Biggio has him yet another bruise, the Astros have reclaimed the ticket to the Wild Card dance, and the descendants of Tommy Tucker are fixin’ to see their ancestor demoted down to third place.

I will go ahead on and make my scientific prognostication here and now, plunking number 272, the plunking that ties “Target” with the late Mr. Tucker, will likely take place when an anagram can be constructed from the pitcher’s name which results in some form of the word “lollygag.”

At 8/23/2005 08:41:00 AM, Blogger pbr said...

Is the patented Cletus J. “Bubba” Huckabee Bubblin’ Vat of Hog Lard (version 1.0) available commercially?


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