Monday, June 26, 2006

Astros vs Tigers

The Astros and Tigers have met 9 times, with the Astros winning 7 of those 9. Brad Ausmus, however, is 4-3 in those games having played 5 of them for the Tigers. The last time the two teams met, July 15, 2000, Ausmus drove in the go-ahead runs for the Tigers in the midst of a 7 run 7th inning.
Only 4 players have ever been plunked in games between the Tigers and Astros. Jeff Bagwell was hit twice - once by Dave Mlicki and once by Frank Castillo. Mlicki also hit Tim Bogar and Castillo also plunked Ricky Gutierrez. The Astro have never hit a Tigers batter.
Craig Biggio has never been plunked by the Tigers, but he was hit by 7 former Tigers (Brian Bohanon, Mark Leiter, Brian Moehler, Kevin Ritz, Willis Roberts, Frank Tanana and David Wells) and 8 pitchers who would later join the Tigers (Juan Acevado, Jose Bautista, Willie Blair, Frank Castillo, Kyle Farnsworth, Jeff McCurry, Heath Murray and Tim Worrell).

In 9 games against the Tigers, Biggio has batted .436 - his best batting average against any team.

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