Saturday, April 28, 2007

two more with Brewers and the most plunked day of the year

Craig Biggio saw 18 pitches last night, but didn't get hit by any of them, so he'll be back out there trying again to take his 284th for the team tonight against the Brewers' Dave Bush. Bush has never plunked Biggio, but he wears #31 for the Brewers, and Everett Stull wore number 31 for the Brewers when he plunked Biggio on April 29, 2000. That fact would have worked out better if Bush were pitching Sunday instead of Saturday, but you can't have everything.

Biggio has been plunked twice on April 28th, by Brandon Claussen last year, and by Al Leiter in 1998.

April 29th, on the other hand, is the day of the year on which Craig Biggio has been plunked the most times of any calendar date, with 6. Also, the Brewers have hit more batters on Sundays over the past 5 years than any other day of the week. Claudio Vargas will be the one getting the first shot tomorrow to move Biggio's April 29th plunk total to 7. He's never plunked Biggio before but he would be the 3rd Brewer who wore number 46 to do it.

Joey Hamilton plunked Biggio on April 29, 1996 for the Padres, and Roger Bailey plunked him on April 29, 1997 for Colorado. Everett Stull and Curt Leskanic both hit him on April 29, 2000 for the Brewers and Matt Clement hit him twice on April 29, 2001 for the Marlins.

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At 4/29/2007 10:56:00 AM, Anonymous DM said...

I think it's an encouraging sign that Hunter Pence was plunked in only his second career at-bat. The next generation is promising.

 

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