Friday, May 05, 2006

rocky notes

Todd Helton came off the disabled list today for the Colorado Rockies, which should provide a lift for the Colorado offense. Helton has been hit by 41 pitches in his career, while the rest of the Rockies roster has combined for only 83. Still, at a total of 124 HBPs, the Rockies entire roster has been hit only 7 more times than Craig Biggio's best 5 year span.
Helton's 41 HBPs rank third in the Rockies short history. Larry Walker was hit 98 times for the Rockies, and Andres Galarraga collected 61 plunks. Biggio has been hit 7 more times than the combined total of the top 5 players in Rockies history. Also, those 5 are the only Rockies who have been hit as many times in their careers as Craig Biggio has been hit by the Rockies alone (32). The two behind Helton are Eric Young (37), and Vinny Castilla (32).

The current roster of Rockies pitchers has thrown a total of 249 batters, led by today's starter Byung-Hyun Kim who has drilled 56 in his career, though only 14 with the Rockies. Pedro Astacio is the Rockies franchise record holder, having hit 58 batters. The top 7 pitchers on the Rockies all time list have dished out 4 fewer plunks than Biggio has received.

Craig Biggio has been plunked at least once in 21 of the 37 series he's played in against the Rockies including 10 of the last 13. They've hit him at least twice in 5 of the last 6 series.

Also worth noting, the plural of "series" is "series", although I wouldn't have voted for that option.



At 5/05/2006 04:01:00 PM, Anonymous Rox Girl said...

So which plural form would you have voted for? Serieses? Serii?And do you know when exactly they held that vote? And was everybody allowed to vote or did you have to register...

I was just going to suggest that Biggio should have written a book saying something bad about Jose Mesa in the offseason if he wanted the record faster. Still, the Rox will probably give it to him sometime this year, knowing the rate we throw at him.

At 5/05/2006 09:05:00 PM, Blogger pbr said...

Well I COULD explain which plural form I would have voted for but I don't really think a web log is the proper place to discuss politics.


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