Thursday, June 22, 2006

Astros win, Clemens returns tonight

The Astros snapped the Twins 8 game winning streak last night with a 5-3 win, but Craig Biggio didn't have a productive night at the plate, going 0-4 and finding nothing to get hit by. Only 2 of the 12 pitches thrown to him were called balls. Tonight the Twins and Astros will finish off their series with Francisco Liriano pitching for the Twins. Liriano has never hit a batter in his 82 innings of Major League work. He has faced 325 batters so far - just 19,044 fewer than tonight's starter for the Astros.

Today is the 8th anniversary of Craig Biggio's only plunk against the Twins, thrown by Mike Trombley on June 22, 1998. Joaquin Benoit plunked Biggio on June 22, 2003 for the Rangers, and Jason Jennings hit Biggio twice on June 22nd last year for the Rockies.

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