Thursday, May 04, 2006

a lot of pitches, not a lot of hit by pitches

The Cardinals managed to throw 21 pitches toward Craig Biggio last night, and somehow they didn't hit him once. They'll be trying again tonight, led by Chris Carpenter. Carpenter hit Craig Biggio with a pitch on April 14, 2004, and again on September 3, 2005. Carpenter has thrown 4 of his 48 career plunks against Houston. Prior to this season he had plunked the Astros more than any other team, but his 2 hit batters against Pittsburgh this season bring their total to 4 as well.

Craig Biggio has been hit on May 4th in 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000 and 2002 by Donovan Osborne, Kirk Rueter, Al Leiter, Mark Guthrie, and Jeff D'Amico. The Astros are 4-1 when Biggio gets plunked on this date.

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