Monday, May 15, 2006

Things that haven't happened since 1999

For the first time since 1999, Craig Biggio has gotten through all of his meetings with the Colorado Rockies this year without getting hit by a pitch. Perhaps that means that today's opponent, the San Francisco Giants end their streak of NOT plunking Biggio, which has lasted since 1999. Today is, in fact, the 7th anniversary of the last time the Giants hit Craig Biggio with a pitch. The culprit was Mark Gardner, in the Astrodome, with... a pitch. Biggio was hit by pitch on May 15th of 2000 and 2001 as well, by Danny Graves and Manny Aybar.

Today's starter for the Giants is scheduled to be Brad Hennessey. He has only hit 5 batters in his career and none of them were Craig Biggio. He could become the first pitcher named Brad ever to plunk Biggio.

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