Friday, April 28, 2006

Reds notes

The Cincinatti Reds are 4th on the list of teams who have hit Craig Biggio the most times, but they are the first team ever to plunk him, and have hit him in more seasons than any other team. They also hold the distinction of being the team Craig Biggio has hit more doubles against than any other team. Biggio has hit 60 of his 613 career doubles against the Reds.

Here's the complete team by team breakdown of Biggio's doubles:
CIN - 60

SFN - 30

CLE - 4
PIT - 58

NYN - 29

SEA - 2
CHN - 57

ATL - 23

NYA - 2
SLN - 54

FLO - 24

CHA - 2
MON/WAS - 49

ARI - 19

DET - 2
LAN - 44

MIL - 18

BAL - 2
PHI - 42

TEX - 7

ANA - 2
SDN - 41

MIN - 4

BOS - 1
COL - 32

KCA - 4

TOR - 1

Also, before this season Craig Biggio had hit more leadoff homers against the Reds than any other team - 6. The only other team he's hit as many off is Milwaukee - he hit his 6th off them earlier this year.
But, Biggio has never homered in a Reds game in which he was plunked, and has only 1 double. In his 240 career games against the Reds, Craig Biggio has batted .281 and slugged .410 in games when he wasn't plunked, and batted .172 and slugged .190 in games when he did get plunked. Biggio's career batting average is .284 when he isn't plunked and .296 when he is, and his slugging stays about the same (.003 higher when plunked). His slugging percentage in games when he's plunked is worse against the Reds than against any other National League team, and his batting average in those games is third worst, ahead of only the Dodgers (.152) and the Mets (.170).

Though hitting him may be effective for the Reds in keeping down Biggio's offensive production, the Astros are still 12-8 in those games. The Astros overall record against the Reds when Biggio plays is 130-103.


At 4/28/2006 05:04:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am extremely impressed by your ability to dig up statistics.

I am curious (again)if Biggio has ever had a pinch-runner after a plunk?

Also do you have a breakdown on plunks by position (2B, C, CF, LF, pinch-hitter... etc)?

Thanks again for all the interesting info.

At 4/28/2006 07:42:00 PM, Blogger pbr said...

There was at least one game I've seen where he was lifted for a pinch runner, but I don't think it was because he was actually injured. I don't have a complete list for that. The plunks by position are broken out on retrosheet's splits page here.

At 4/28/2006 07:48:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 4/28/2006 07:50:00 PM, Anonymous Mistyck said...

Plunk #276 at approx. 7:45 EST in Cincinnatti, 3rd inning by Claussen.


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