Thursday, May 11, 2006

whose idea was playing on the road?

This idea that teams should play half their games at other teams' ballparks really isn't working out for the Astros. Last night's 9-6 loss put their road record at 5-11, and Craig Biggio was once again not hit by a pitch. On the positive side, they only have to play 65 more road games this year, and they get to play a few at home after today's afternoon finale in LA. Derek Lowe will be starting today's game, but he has never plunked Biggio. Lowe hit Corey Koskie in his last start, and has plunked 2 this season.

Craig Biggio has been hit 4 times on May 11th, in 4 different ballparks, but all by teams from Pennsylvania. The Pirates' Jeff McCurry, Todd Ritchie and Josh Fogg plunked Biggio on May 11th of 1995, 1999, and 2002. The Phillies Vicente Padilla hit Biggio with a pitch on May 11, 2003.

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