Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Last chance for an Anaheim plunk

The Astros scored 9 runs for the 2nd consecutive night in Anaheim last night, but this time it was enough for a win - 9-5. Two of those runs were scored by Craig Biggio, which moved his career total to 1816, tied for 15th all-time with Carl Yastrzemski. Biggio also had 2 more hits, bringing his career total to 2,992, but the career plunk total remains stuck at 283.

Tonight, Craig Biggio will probably have his last chance to get hit by a pitch at Angels Stadium. Ervin Santana pitches for the Angels tonight, and he's hit 4 batters this season. Santana has hit 23 batters in his career, which is only 20 more plunks than Biggio has received on June 20th.

Craig Biggio was plunked on June 20th in three consecutive years from 1998 to 2000. Rick Krivda threw plunk 130 on June 20, 1998, Bobby Ayala threw number 148 on June 20, 1999, and Kevin Brown threw Biggio's 167th career HBP on June 20, 2000.

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