Monday, August 28, 2006

3 out of 4 in Pittsburgh

The Astros finished their road trip with 3 straight wins in Pittsburgh yesterday, but Sunday's 13-1 beating of Shawn Chacon doubled as a day off for Craig Biggio so he didn't improve on his 281 career HBPs. The count will remain at 281 until at least tomorrow, because the Astros have today off while they travel back to Houston to host the Brewers.

Mark Gardner was the first pitcher to hit Biggio with a pitch on August 28th, doing so in 1992 for Biggio 17th career plunk, and Lance Davis was the only other, throwing plunk 194 on August 28, 2001.



At 8/28/2006 10:48:00 AM, Anonymous Wesley said...

Have you quantified the effects of a plunk to the Astros' series results? Are the Astros more or less likely to sweep, win, split, lose, or be swept in series where Biggio records a HBP? What about multiple HBP?


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