Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Roger Clemens' run support brought to you by the number 0 and the letters L,O, and B

Well, Craig Biggio got two hits closer to three thousand, but nothing else good happened last night in Detroit. Biggio did not get hit by a pitch and the Astros got shut out for the tenth time in a game Roger Clemens started, losing 4-0.
But they've got one more game for Biggio to pick up his first ever HBP against Detroit. Justin Verlander will be getting the ball first for Detroit, and trying to throw it near Craig Biggio. He has never faced Biggio, but has hit 6 batters in his 17 career games.

Today is the one year anniversary of Craig Biggio tying Don Baylor on the all time plunk list, recording his 267th plunk against Jason Jennings, June 28, 2005 in Colorado. It's also the tenth anniversary of Biggio tying Richie Hebner and Billy Schindle on the all time plunk list with his 74th plunk on June 28, 1996 against Mark Clark and the Mets.

And get well soon Peter Gammons.



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