Friday, April 27, 2007

minute maid brewings

The chase for plunk 288 got the day off yesterday, while the Astros lost again to the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3. That was the Astros 6th consecutive loss, and since that streak was preceded by 5 consecutive wins, it's only logical to assume that a 7 game win streak will be begun tonight at home against Milwaukee.
Chris Capuano will be put in charge of throwing at batters to begin the night, having beaten the Astros last Saturday without plunking anyone. Capuano, as you may recall, plunked Biggio on June 12, 2004, but he's thrown 31 pitches that hit other batters, and 9,381 pitches that didn't hit a batter. Tonight will be Capuano's 100th career game.

Biggio's only previous plunk on this date was thrown by Kevin Gryboski on April 27, 2002.

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