Thursday, April 19, 2007

one more in Red Ohio

The Astros used a 5 run 8th inning to come from behind and beat the Reds 7-2 last night but Craig Biggio did not add to his career HBP total, or continue his streak of being plunked by the Reds. In case you hadn't head, Biggio has been plunked by a Reds pitcher in the last 15 consecutive years. Bronson Arroyo will probably be trying to continue that streak tonight. Arroyo hasn't hit anyone yet this year, but he has hit 48 batters in his career, including Craig Biggio on April 7, 2001. If Arroyo does plunk Biggio tonight, he'll be only the 2nd pitcher to do so for the Reds after previously hitting Biggio with a pitch for another team. Currently, of the 18 Reds who have plunked Biggio, only Mark Portugal had prior experience bouncing pitches of Craig Biggio with a another team.

Todd Ritchie holds the all time record for plunking Biggio on April 19th, with 1. He set that record in 2003, and it still stands.

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