Wednesday, April 26, 2006

5 hours of not plunking Biggio.

The Dodgers threw 227 pitches in last nights 14 inning 4-3 Astros win, but none of them found any part of Craig Biggio. Adam Everett, however, was not so lucky, getting hit in the hand by Brad Penny. X-Rays showed the hand is not broken, but Everett is expected to miss a couple of games while he attends the Biggio school of getting plunked without getting damaged.

Tonights game, which hopefully won't last 5 hours, will match the Astros up against Dodgers' starter Odalis Perez. Perez has never hit Craig Biggio with a pitch but he has plunked 2 batters already this season. Perez has never hit more than 4 batters in a single season and has only hit 14 in his 933 career innings pitched, but perhaps he's stepping up the pace this season.

Shawn Estes is the only pitcher ever to strike Craig Biggio with a pitch on April 26th. He threw plunk number 87 in 1997 while shutting out the Astros.

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