Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Independance Day

The Astros won again last night, but needed 13 innings to do it. Craig Biggio did not get hit by any of the 21 pitches was thrown, but he did score the game tying run in the bottom of the 9th, and added another two hits to his collection. That brings him to 3,009, one short of Wade Boggs on the all time list. Mark Loretta got hit by pitch, but he still needs 220 plunks to pass Hughie Jennings.

Today, the Astros face Phillies starter Cole Hamels. Hamels has never plunked Biggio, and he has only hit 6 batters in his 40 game career.

Biggio's third career plunk was thrown on July 4th, 1989 by Bob Ojeda, and he was also hit twice on July 4, 1998 by Brian Anderson.


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