Tuesday, May 23, 2006

offense shows up at RFK

4 of the pitches thrown to Craig Biggio last night were turned around quickly by his bat for 3 singles and a double, but the 2 HBPs in last nights game went to Chris Burke and Eric Munson. Biggio now has had 4 hits in two different games this season - something he hasn't done since 2003, and the Astros got the 10-3 win last night.

Ramon Ortiz gets his turn to throw things from the pitchers mound tonight at RFK. Ortiz has never hit Craig Biggio with a pitch, but he's hit 49 in his career and 5 already this season - 1 in each of his last 5 appearances.

Carlos Reyes hit Biggio with a pitch on May 23, 1998 and Cory Lidle plunked Biggio on May 23, 2004.

And in the news, Tim Marchman appears to have milestone burnout. Maybe he'll feel better if someone breaks an all time record sometime soon. Like the all time hit by pitch record for example.
Also, I'm not going to bother linking to it, but David Wells made some incoherent comments Sunday, which could be taken as an implication that Craig Biggio and Dave Delluci have been using steroids. Then he said he was taken out of context. Then the Boston Globe published his complete comments proving that they didn't make any sense in the first place. The upshot here is that David Wells has decided to stop talking to the media. As the reporter said at Krusty the Klown's retirement, "Why now? Why not 10 years ago?". Wells plunked Biggio on June 12, 2003, and might still be mad that he didn't get his offseason wish to be traded to San Diego were he'd probably have had the chance to plunk Biggio again.


At 5/23/2006 05:11:00 PM, Anonymous Wesley said...

Now someone needs to run with this accusation and calculate how many plunks Biggio would have had without Steroids. Or just punch David Wells in the nose, that's what I want to do.


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