Friday, July 20, 2007

Friday in Pittsburgh

The Astros are back in action in Pittsburgh tonight, where the Pirates are 10th in the majors in hitting batters, and Tom Gorzelanny is scheduled to start. Gorzelanny has never plunked Biggio, but he has hit 9 batters, including Brad Ausmus and Chris Burke. Ausmus also has 4 hits of Gorzelanny, which ranks third on the all time list of career hits against Tom Gorzelanny. Adam Everett is 2nd with 5 hits off Gorzelanny. If Tom Gorzelanny plunks Biggio tonight, he will be the first pitch with both a Y and a Z in his last name to do so. He'd also be the first Pirate to plunk Biggio since May 6, 2004.

Biggio collected his 50th career HBPs on July 20, 1995, against Jose Bautista of the Giants.

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