Thursday, April 26, 2007

16 innings, no plunks

Craig Biggio drove in the tieing run in the top of the 9th inning last night, and then sat down and watched another 7 innings of baseball before the Pirates finally scored a run in the 16th, winning the game 4-3. But he didn't get hit by a pitch.

Biggio went 3-5 in the game, including his 53rd career triple. Biggio hadn't tripled since May 1, 2005, and when you see him get triple his history shows that he's probably not getting hit by a pitch in the same game. Biggio has only tripled and been plunked in a game 4 times, although one of those was a 2 plunk game. As his 642 career doubles clearly shows, Craig Biggio prefers to stop at 2nd base.

This afternoon, the Astros wrap up their series in Pittsburgh, facing Tony Armas. Armas has never plunked Biggio, but his father Tony Armas Senior played with Don Baylor on the '86 Red Sox when Baylor got hit by 35 pitches. Armas Jr. has hit 44 batters in his career, but only 1 was an Astro (Adam Everett on July 23, 2005).

Shawn Estes plunked Biggio on April 26, 1997.



At 4/26/2007 10:28:00 PM, Anonymous cletus j. "bubba" huckabee jr. said...

I smell a plunk a fixin' to happen. Should be one in the next day or two.... I can feel it in me waters.

At 5/01/2007 12:54:00 AM, Anonymous cletus j. "bubba" huckabee jr. said...

we gettin' closer every day.... I can feel it. It's fixin' to transpire


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