Saturday, August 12, 2006

Padre weekend

The Astros made it 4 straight wins last night with a 4-2 victory over the Padres, but Chan Ho Park didn't make it 127 career hit batsmen, and Craig Biggio did not mark up his 281st career HBP. Biggio did hit his 633rd career double, and no one has reached that number in that category since George Brett got there on October 3, 1992. Biggio needs 8 more double to move into 8th place all time ahead of Honus Wagner.

Tonight Jake Peavy will take another shot at the Astros, after losing a 1-0 duel with Andy Pettitte and not plunking Craig Biggio. As you may recall, Peavy plunked Biggion on August 31, 2003. On August 12, 1997, Biggio was plunked by both Al Leiter and Rob Stanifer, and on August 12, 2003 Carlos Zambrano hit him.

Tomorrow Woody William will look for his 7th hit batter of the season. Biggio homered of Williams the last time the met, but he has never been plunked by him. It has been 14 years since Craig Biggio's only HBP on August 13th - since 1992 when Frank Castillo hit him.

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