Saturday, September 09, 2006

last 2 with Milwaukee

The Astros picked up another win last night but Ben Sheets and the rest of the Brewers pitching staff refused to contribute any further to Craig Biggio's HBP total. Tomo Ohka might be more willing to make a contribution in his start tonight, but he's never plunked Biggio before.
Biggio has been hit by three different pitchers on September 9th - in 1996 by Kevin Ritz, in 1997 by Jamey Wright, and in 1999 by Paul Byrd.

On Sunday, the Astros will face Dave Bush. Bush is tied for the major league lead in hitting batters with 17 plunks on the season, but he has never hit Craig Biggio with a pitch. Biggio has only been hit once before on September 10th, but it was against Milwaukee at Miller Park (by Leo Estralla).

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