3 more for the Silver boot
The Astros get back to work in Arlington tonight, for the first of the final three games in this years Lone Star series for the Silver Boot. Kevin Millwood will be pitching for the Rangers, but Craig Biggio will probably be dodging potential plunks in favor of looking for another hit, and another step toward 3000. Millwood has hit 5 batters this season (tied for the team lead in that category), and 45 in his career.
Two years ago today, Jason Jennings plunked Biggio twice on June 22, 2005 - that was the last time Biggio got hit twice in one game. Craig Biggio was also hit in a road game against the Rangers on June 22, 2003 by Joaquin Benoit, and by Mike Trombley of the Twins on June 22, 1998.