Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Scoreboard watching

Today's opponents, the Chicago Cubs, hold the record for most runs scored before plunking Craig Biggio in a game. On August 20, 2002 Kyle Farnsworth hit Biggio with a pitch while the Cubs were leading 13-8 in the seventh inning. Biggio scored one of three Astros runs in that inning, but it wasn't enough for the Astros to get the win.
Biggio has been hit 9 times while trailing the Cubs, 7 times while in the lead against them, and 3 times while the teams were tied. The 2 of the 5 times Biggio has been plunked while trailing by 6 runs have been against the Cubs, as well as 2 of the 5 times he's been hit while behind by 5 runs.
Craig Biggio has been hit by a pitch a total of 91 times during tied ballgames. 96 plunks came while the Astros were winning, and 90 were thrown when the Astros were trailing in the game. 224 of his 277 plunks have been at points in the game when the Astros were within 3 runs (in either direction) of their opponent.
The biggest deficit he's been plunked at is 9 runs, but he's done that twice. The biggest lead he's had when he was hit by a pitch is ten runs.
Biggio has been hit most often when the game is scoreless - 63 times. Following that, a 1-0 Astros lead is his next most frequently plunked score, with 14.
Pedro Astacio and Mark Gardner have each hit Craig Biggio with a pitch 3 times when the game was scoreless. 5 other pitchers have plunked Biggio twice with a 0-0 score, but no pitcher has ever plunked Biggio on two different occasions with the scoreboard at anything other than 0-0.
Plunks, and runs scored off them, by Astros' lead:
LeadHBPsRuns
-920
-652
-552
-481
-3133
-2183
-13913
09136
13011
2197
3147
4113
5105
682
720
810
1010

Total plunks by score:

Opponents' score
Astros Score01234
567
8
9
11
1213Total
06312107122

2


99
114131211311




46
29688223
1



39
3755521111



28
465232221




23
56113

211



15
6211

2
11

1
9
7
422








8
8


1
1





13
9
111








3
101

11







3
15









1

1
Total10848423291311542111277


(note: these scores are as of the time Biggio was hit, not final game scores)

2 Comments:

At 6/14/2006 06:55:00 AM, Anonymous cletus j. "bubba" huckabee jr. said...

Now if you ask me, and plenty folk do now and again, this here plunking conundrum and the need to utilize prognostication skills ain’t got a lick to do with the lingering problem with too many van dykes in the big leagues, but I am currently distracted to such a degree that I got to get it off my ample chest afore I commence to scream. See, about the time of the evil labor stoppage orchestrated by the millionaires to teach the billionaires a lesson, back about 19 and 94, the young men of the Baseball world kind of got together and decided that it was time to start collectively sporting a van dyke. So they did. And after more than a decade, I am sure we are all sick and tired of seeing every yahoo and his nephew sporting a van dyke on the diamond. Ain’t it about time for the boys in the bigs to either commit to a beard, or to commit to shaving? Why do they go half way? Why not make a stand and be done with it? And another thing, how come folk can’t differentiate betwixt a van dyke and a goatee? The difference is plain as the hair on your face and more often than not when some fool starts lip flappin’ about a goatee; it is actually a van dyke they are yammerin’ about. And soul patches are appropriate on 65 year-old Jazz musicians. They don’t look good on anybody else. What will it take to convince 23 year-old boys from the suburbs of this fact? I reckon I’m done now. Look for our man “Target” to get plunked next Tuesday.

 
At 6/14/2006 09:58:00 AM, Blogger pbr said...

I don't know why beard style isn't an official MLB stat, but maybe it's just because they'd have to spend to much money to train official scorers to differentiate between them.

 

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