Tuesday, April 03, 2007

plunking back

Craig Biggio has been hit by pitches 282 times in 262 games, as this site has often mentioned. But an opposing player has only been hit in 80 of those 262 games, for a total of 92 HBPs buy opposing teams in games in which Biggio was hit. Biggio got hit 86 times in those 80 games.
81 different opposing batters have been plunked in games in which Biggio was also hit by a pitch - 11 have done it twice, but only one did it twice in the same game. That was Greg Colbrunn of the Marlins on September 29, 1996. The list also includes two current Astros and one Hall of Famer.
No player has recorded more than 2 career HBPs in games played against the Astros in which Biggio got hit by a pitch. And, only once has the pitcher who plunked Biggio been hit by a pitch in the same game - Willie Banks on July 17, 1995. However, Banks got hit in the 2nd inning by a Mike Hampton pitch, and came back to plunk Biggio in the 7th.

Last year, the Astros hit a batter in 5 of the 9 games in which Biggio was plunked, making it the first year of Biggio's career that the Astros hit a batter in more than half the games Biggio got hit. The Astros hit the most batters in games when Biggio was plunked in 1996, with 12 in 10 games. But Biggio got hit in 26 games that year. In 1999, Biggio was hit 11 times without the Astros hitting a batter in any of those games.

YearGames in which
Biggio was hit
Games in which Biggio
and an opponent were hit

Here's the full list of every opposing player who has been plunked in the same game as Biggio:
Barry Bonds (twice), Jeromy Burnitz (twice), Greg Colbrunn (twice), Bernard Gilkey (twice), Mark Grudzielanek (twice), Geoff Jenkins (twice), Derrek Lee (twice), Albert Pujols (twice), Rey Sanchez (twice), Larry Walker (twice), Rondell White (twice), Luis Alicea, Brad Ausmus, Willie Banks, Tony Barron, Jay Bell, Dante Bichette, Ellis Burks, Marlon Byrd, Miguel Cairo, Mike Cameron, Raul Casanova, Brady Clark, Jeff Conine, Wil Cordero, Kal Daniels, Andre Dawson, David Dellucci, Delino DeShields, Mariano Duncan, Prince Fielder, Ryan Freel, Gary Gaetti, Brian Giles, Keith Ginter, Alex Gonzalez, Willie Greene, Wes Helms, Carlos Hernandez, Mike Hessman, Todd Hollandsworth, Brian Johnson, Brian Jordan, Austin Kearns, Chad Kreuter, Gerald Laird, Jason LaRue, Mark Loretta, Hector Luna, Kirt Manwaring, Tino Martinez, Brian McRae, Chad Meyers, Keith Miller, Kevin Mitchell, Chad Moeller, Mickey Morandini, Warren Morris, Xavier Nady, Miguel Olivo, Ricky Otero, Todd Pratt, Carlos Quentin, Jeff Reboulet, Ruben Rivera, Bip Roberts, Alex Rodriguez, Alex Sanchez, Ryne Sandberg, F.P. Santangelo, Benito Santiago, Tim Spehr, Junior Spivey, So Taguchi, Robby Thompson, John Valentin, Randy Velarde, Jose Vidro, Matt Williams, Craig Wilson, and Eric Young.


At 4/03/2007 01:27:00 PM, Anonymous Kate said...

I think the plunk is going to happen on August 12th, and the hit is going to occur on June 23th.

At 4/03/2007 03:18:00 PM, Anonymous Joel said...

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At 4/03/2007 03:55:00 PM, Blogger pbr said...

Oh great... now I've got A-rod spam...

At 4/03/2007 08:43:00 PM, Anonymous DM said...

I seem to have started a third-week-of-June trend. Must be a solstice thing or something. I blame A-rod.

At 4/05/2007 11:51:00 AM, Anonymous Wesley said...

Don't worry. Since it's A-Rod spam, by definition, it can't have any effect on the blog.


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