Wednesday, May 02, 2007

55!

Craig Biggio hit his third triple in the last 5 games last night, moving him into a tie for for 569th place on the all time triples list. Biggio has now hit as many triples in the past 5 games as he did in the previous 4 years. It may be too late to suddenly decide to go for that record - Sam Crawford's 309 in that category is a long way off. Biggio also scored all of the Astros runs in last night's game, for the 48th time in his career, and since the Reds scored 11 runs and Biggio only had 2, that moved the Astros all time record in games in which Craig Biggio scores all the Astros runs to 3 wins and 45 losses.

But most importantly, Biggio did not get hit by any pitches. He'll try again tonight against Reds starter Kyle Lohse. Lohse has never plunked Biggio, but he has hit 44 other batters. He hasn't hit anyone in his last 17 games, since being traded to Cincinnati from Minnesota last season. Lohse has also never hit a batter on May 2nd, but Biggio has been hit by Jim Bullinger and Cory Lidle on this date. Bullinger plunked Biggio on May 2, 1995 for the Cubs, but Lidle plunked Biggio on May 2, 2004 for the Reds.

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At 5/02/2007 10:15:00 AM, Anonymous Blue Genie said...

At Red Sox/A's game last night the "interesting you must read something while staring at the jumbtron" stat that was put up for Jason Kendall: 7th all-time on the HBP leaderboard.

No mention of Biggio or this blog, however.

 
At 5/02/2007 11:59:00 AM, Blogger pbr said...

Well I'm glad they included the 19th century guys, unlike everyone who said Don Baylor held the all time record. And Baylor passed Ron Hunt for the so-called "modern record" while he played with the Red Sox, so I would think they'd be in the "nothing happened before 1900" camp.

They should let me come up with their jumotron trivia - because weren't you more interested in whether or not Kendall had ever been plunked by Curt Schilling?

 
At 5/02/2007 02:52:00 PM, Anonymous Blue Genie said...

I was actually more interested in the friendly words exchanged between the home plate umpire, Chavez, the A's manager and coach since from our viewpoint it appeared Chavez was tossed but ended up staying in the game.

But, yes the Schilling to Kendall plunk ratio would have been much more interesting than Kendall's lifetime average vs. Schill.

I'm also very sure you could have come up with a tid more recent than Hinske's 2002 stats. When the jumbotron guy has to dig 5 years for something newsworthy...

 

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