Wednesday, May 24, 2006

scoring runs

After 95 of the 276 times Craig Biggio has been hit by a pitch, he scored a run. Clearly he had some help from his teammates in scoring all those runs, so it's time to give them some credit, and look at how he scored all those runs.
After reaching base via the plunk, Biggio has scored on 31 singles, 26 doubles, 2 triples and 10 home runs. 2 of the ten homers were grand slams. He has also scored on 5 bases loaded walks, 4 sacrifice flies, and 4 wild pitches. He has scored 3 times on errors, 5 times when the batter reached on a fielders choice, 3 times while the batter ground out, and twice while the batter grounded into a double play. But, while Biggio has been plunked with the bases loaded to drive in a run 7 different times, he has never been driven in by a plunk after reaching base on a plunk.

Not surprisingly, Jeff Bagwell leads most of these categories. Biggio's most frequent method of scoring after plunks has been on Jeff Bagwell doubles with 10. He's scored 6 times after plunks on Bagwell homers. He's scored after a plunk on 8 Bagwell singles, 1 triple and 1 walk. Biggio has also scored after a plunk once when Bagwell reached on an error, twice when Bagwell grounded out to third base, and twice when Bagwell hit into a 6-4-3 double play.

Following Bagwell's 31 on the list for driving home Biggio after his plunks are Derek Bell with 14 (6 singles, 5 doubles, 2 sac flies and once when he reached on an error), and Lance Berkman with 7 (3 doubles, 2 singles, a sac fly and a walk). The rest are Moises Alou(5), Luis Gonzalez(4), Daryle Ward(3), Jeff Kent(2), Carl Everett(2), Ricky Gutierrez(2), Derrick May(2), Bill Spiers(2), Morgan Ensberg(2), Richard Hidalgo(2), Steve Finley(1), Carlos Beltran(1), Gerald Young(1), Chuck Carr(1), Ken Caminiti(1), Adam Everett(1), Jason Lane(1), Geoff Blum(1), Dave Magadan(1), Brad Ausmus(1), Rick Wilkins(1), Rafael Ramirez(1), and Tony Eusebio(1).

Both times Morgan Ensberg has driven Biggio in after a plunk have been on home runs with one a grand slam. The other grand slam noted about was hit by Derrick May.

The 4 pitchers to allow Biggio to score on a wild pitch are Orel Hershiser, Salomon Torres, Matt Karchner, and Andy Ashby.


At 5/24/2006 05:27:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fun site. My apologies if this is already listed, but I didn't see it. I'd be very interested to see how many times Biggio was plunked with 2 outs, and of those if the Astros subsequently scored in that inning.

At 5/24/2006 08:24:00 PM, Blogger pbr said...

Biggio has been hit 70 times with 2 outs in the inning, and scored 11 times off those. But, that doesn't include other people scoring in the inning after Biggio's 2 out plunk. 4 of Biggio's 7 bases loaded plunks came with 2 outs, but he didn't score himself after any of those. Check her for more on plunks and runs by number of outs.

At 5/25/2006 01:32:00 AM, Blogger Bill said...

I haven't gone far enough into the archives to find out, but has Biggio ever been plunked twice in a game?

At 5/25/2006 08:23:00 AM, Blogger pbr said...

Craig Biggio has had 20 2-plunk games, most recently on June 22, 2005. If you check out this post, the third chart shows which innings he got plunked in for all 20 games, and there wins and losses in those games.
But, he has never been hit 3 times in a game. That is the single game record and has been tied fairly frequently. Reed Johnson of the Blue Jays has had 2 3-plunk games this season, giving him 3 3-plunk games in his career - previously only Hughie Jennings had 3 3-plunk games in his career, as noted here (though I'm not sure how well documented that is, since I'm not sure how much game by game player data exists pre-1900)

At 5/25/2006 12:47:00 PM, Anonymous Wesley said...

This was a great post, PBR. Great idea on finding a player's PBBI's. You never cease to wow me.

At 5/28/2006 01:18:00 AM, Blogger Bill said...

Thank you for that great information, PBR. I'm heading to the Pirates game, tomorrow, against the Astros and I'm cheering for Biggio's 278th plunk.

At 5/28/2006 01:19:00 AM, Blogger Bill said...

Oops, 277th.


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