Friday, September 01, 2006

brooms for brewers

The Milwaukee Brewers got swept out of town in a 5-2 win, featuring a Craig Biggio 2 run homer, but Biggio did not get hit by a pitch. Tonight, the New York Mets visit Houston, with a tough matchup for the Astros to move to 7 straight wins, and maybe an even tougher matchup for Craig Biggio to record plunk number 282. Tom Glavine, the Mets scheduled starter tonight, has hit 60 batters in his career in 4,112.2 innings pitched. In the last 50 years, only Steve Carlton, Robin Roberts and Warren Spahn have hit fewer batters while pitching over 4,000 innings. None of the 60 batters Glavine has hit were named Craig Biggio. But, it could be one of those final career milestones guys at Glavine's stage of their career are looking to pass before retirement.

John Costello plunked Biggio on September 1, 1989, and Joel Adamson did it on September 1, 1997.

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