Saturday, May 20, 2006

Astros 5 Rangers 3

The Astros came through with a big 8th inning last night and beat the rangers 5-3, but Craig Biggio didn't get hit by any pitched baseballs. They'll have two more goes at it this weekend with Kevin Millwood starting for Texas tonight and John Koronka on the mound for the Sunday afternoon game. Neither Millwood or Koronka has hit Craig Biggio with a pitch, but the two have combined for 38 career plunks in 281 games. But those combined numbers split down to 36 plunks and 267 games for Millwood, and 14 games and 2 hit batters for Koronka. (fixed)

Trey Moore is the only pitcher to drill Biggio on May 20th, doing so in 1998.

Tim Scott delivered plunk number 20 on May 21, 1993. Non one else his hit Biggio on that date.


At 5/20/2006 12:00:00 PM, Anonymous Ed said...

I should point this out since I was watching when it happened: Koronka plunked (Koronka'd) Robinson Cano in his last start against the Yankees, which was that 14-13 slow pitch softball game earlier this week.

Love the site, by the way. I actually pay a lot more attention to the Astros now than before I first visited this site. That says a lot since the closest MLB team to my hometown is the Toronto Blue Jays...

At 5/20/2006 05:17:00 PM, Anonymous DM said...

So that's what a victory smells like. I had forgotten.

Here's another non-multiple choice question. How do Biggio plunkings correlate with the performance of the Dow Jones industrial average? Does the market go up or down on the day after a plunking? Are plunks good for my portfolio?

At 5/20/2006 07:06:00 PM, Blogger pbr said...

yeah ed, he's actually hit 2 batters. I'm not sure what I was looking at this morning.

And DM, the dow plunk report is here.


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