Monday, July 17, 2006

Marlins split

The Marlins last chance to plunk Biggio in the 2006 season turned out to be Saturday, as Biggio got the day off on Sunday. The Florida pitching staff obviously shouldn't have put off their Biggio plunking chores to the last minute like that, because as it turned out, they didn't get it done. Biggio went plunkless again on Saturday, while the Astros won 12-0, and he stayed on the bench for Sunday's 9-3 loss.
The Astros are off today, traveling to Chicago for 3 games this week at Wrigley. In past seasons, Biggio has been hit 3 times on July 17th. Bob Tewksbury threw plunk #23 on July 17, 1993, Willie Banks threw plunk #49 on July 17, 1995, and Kirk Rueter thre plunk #136 on July 17, 1998. Bob Tewksbury, by the way, is the only pitcher who has hit Craig Biggio with a pitch who was also born in the same city as some guy who writes a website about Craig Biggio getting hit by pitches.



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