Tuesday, July 03, 2007

1000 extra-base hits

Craig Biggio missed an opportunity, with Jamie Moyer on the mound last night, to be hit by a pitch thrown by a pitcher older than himself for the first time since April 24, 2004. But, he did record his 1000th career extra-base hit with his leadoff double in the 1st inning, and that made Moyer the 390th pitcher to give up a double to Craig Biggio. He ended the night with 3 hits, bringing his total to 3007, which ties him with Al Kaline on the all time list. He's 3 hits behind Wade Boggs on the hits list. The 1000 extra-base hits club now has 27, and Biggio is the 13th player in history with 3000 hits and 1000 extra-base hits.

Mike Lamb got hit by a pitch, but he's still 270 plunks behind Hughie Jennings' all time record. And, the Astros won, 7-5.

Tonight is Adam Eaton's turn in the Phillies pitching rotation. He's never hit Craig Biggio with a pitch before, but this year he's tied for the team lead in hit batters with 6. Eaton has hit 41 batters in his career.

Craig Biggio has never been hit by a pitch on July 3rd, but before last year, he had never been hit on July 2nd. There's a first time for everything, and a 3,007th time for some things.

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