Friday, July 28, 2006

delegating

Craig Biggio had 3 hits last night in the Astros 8-4 loss to the Reds, but he continued his season long trend of letting Chris Burke take most of the plunks for the team. Burke has 10 HBPs on the season, so it may be that Craig Biggio is finally using his veteran leadership to delegate the unpleasant task of getting hit by pitches to younger players who have now proven they can handle the responsibility.

Tonight the Arizona Diamondbacks visit Houston. They are expected to send rookie Enrique Gonzalez out to pitch tonight, looking for his 4th career win, and his 3rd career hit batter. Gonzalez's 2 career plunks do not include a plunking of Craig Biggio.

Calvin Schiraldi plunked Biggio on July 28, 1990, and Jimmy Anderson plunked Biggio on July 28, 2001.

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At 7/29/2006 11:22:00 AM, Anonymous Oswaltbabe said...

I too had noticed the trend of Chirs Burke taking over for Biggio in the hbp department--it's the natural order of things in Houston. After all, "Baby Bidge" as I like to call him is the heir apparent to the 2nd baseman's job that Craig has held for so long.

 

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