Thursday, May 31, 2007

more bad things

An eighth inning double was for Biggio was about the only good thing to come out of last night's game, as Biggio's plunkless streak and the Astros losing streak drags on. The Astros fell 4-3 and Craig Biggio had 2 errors in a game for the first time since March 31, 1998. That second one was Biggio's 195th error, and his 150th as a 2nd baseman. Only Ryne Sandberg has played as many games at 2nd base with fewer errors than Biggio and the list of players with over 1900 games and under 200 errors at 2nd base is limited to just Sandberg, Biggio, Roberto Alomar, Lou Whitaker and Frank White. None of those other guys ever threw out a base-stealer from behind home plate though.

Biggio's last chance to continue his 14 year streak of being plunked at least once in May comes tonight against Reds starter Bronson Arroyo. Arroyo plunked Biggio on April 7, 2001 when he pitched for the Pirates. Arroyo used to plunk everyone when he played for the Red Sox, with a career high of 20 in 2004, but he's only hit 1 batter this year and just 6 since he was traded to the Reds before last season.

Carlos Zambrano plunked Biggio on May 31, 2003.

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