Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Last Giants game

Craig Biggio got the night off last night, to rest his body and perhaps renew his mental focus on the important task of being hit by 5 more pitches this season. He should be back in the lineup tonight against Barry Zito of the Giants, who has hit 65 batters in his career, though none of them were this year. Zito hit 13 batters in each of his last two seasons with Oakland, but he has never plunked Biggio. If he does so tonight, he will replace Carlos Zambrano as the last pitcher in the alphabetical list of pitchers who have plunked Biggio.

Carlos Reyes plunked Biggio on May 23, 1998 for the Padres, and the late Cory Lidle threw Biggio's 249th HBP for the Reds on May 23, 2004.


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