Monday, April 02, 2007

good beginning, bad ending

The Astros season opener went more or less according to plan for the first 7 or 8 inning but didn't exactly end the way they would have liked, but they've got 161 more games to work such things out. The result was a 4-2 loss in 10 innings, and no plunks for Biggio. He did get one hit though, moving him into sole possession of 31st place all time, ahead of Jake Beckley and Rogers Hornsby. Biggio spent the offseason tied on the all time hits list with that pair of Hall of Famers.

Tonight the Astros face Pirates #2 starter Ian Snell. Snell has never plunked Biggio, but last year was his first full season as a starter. He has only hit three batters in the majors - Brad Ausmus in 2003, Dan Uggla in May of 2006, and Edwin Encarnacion last September.

Biggio has been plunked twice on April 3rd - in 1996 by Chan Ho Park, and in 2003 by Steve Reed. Both plunks occurred in Houston.



At 4/03/2007 11:20:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should find out how many runs, stolen bases, and RBIs have come from Biggio being hit by a pitch, and, if possible, find out if he is the leader in those categories.

Awesome work- Thanks

At 4/03/2007 11:43:00 AM, Blogger pbr said...

He's scored 97 times after reaching on a plunk and stolen 20 bases. He's been hit 7 times with the bases loaded for RBI plunks.
For more on steals check out this post.
For more on runs scored after plunks check here (although that one's slightly out of date).


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