Saturday, July 08, 2006

weekend update

Wandy Rodriguez plunked Cardinals starter Jason Marquis with the bases loaded last night, but Marquis didn't return the favor by giving the painful free pass to any of the Astros batters. Chris Burke got hit by Jason Isringhausen, but not until the 9th inning when the game was out of hand (8-2).

Today the Astros will be facing starting pitcher Anthony Reyes and his 2 career plunks. He threw both of those 2 career plunks in his last outing July 3rd against the Braves. Chad Durbin plunked Biggio twice on July 8, 2001.

Tomorrow it will be 2005 NL Cy Young award winner Chris Carpenter pitching at the Astros. Carpenter has hit 52 batters in his career, including Craig Biggio twice. Carpenter has plunked Biggio in each of the last 2 years - on April 14, 2004 and September 3, 2005.
Jay Witasick hit Craig Biggio on July 9, 1999.