Saturday, July 07, 2007

last two before the break

The Astros have taken 1 out of 2 against the Mets so far, but Craig Biggio hasn't gotten hit by any pitches. But, Biggio collected enough hits to move past Wade Boggs on the all time list, and he's 8 away from Rafael Palmeiro.

Today the Mets give the ball to Tom Glavine, who is the career leader in not hitting Craig Biggio with pitches. Glavine has faced Biggio 113 times and not hit him with a pitch, which is 35 more plate appearances than Biggio has had against any other pitcher who hasn't hit him. (Curt Schilling is next on the list).

Jay Witasick plunked Biggio on July 7th, 2004.

Tomorrow Jason Vargas is scheduled to pitch for the visitors. Vargas hasn't hit anybody with a pitch this season but he hit 8 batters in his previous 2 seasons for the Marlins.
Josh Kinney plunked Biggio on July 8th last year, and Chad Durbin hit him twice on July 8, 2001.


At 7/07/2007 02:33:00 PM, Anonymous Rita said...

Tomorrow's starter will be Dave Williams for the Mets. Because it's a day game after a night game, Biggio will probably sit it out.

At 7/07/2007 08:45:00 PM, Blogger pbr said...

see, that's what happens when I believe whats printed on at 6 am. Also, the Astros should start playing Biggio on day games and give him Thursdays off, so he can take advantage of his high plunk rate day games and get his rest on the day he gets hit least. But baseball managers rarely listen to me.

At 7/07/2007 08:51:00 PM, Blogger pbr said...

also, Dave Williams plunked Biggio on May 17, 2002 for the Pirates.

At 7/07/2007 10:53:00 PM, Anonymous Wesley said...

285!! Only had to play 12 innings to get there.

At 7/08/2007 12:03:00 AM, Anonymous DM said...

An extra inning plunk! That's special.

At 7/08/2007 02:37:00 AM, Blogger Kate said...


At 7/08/2007 03:10:00 AM, Anonymous cletus.j."bubba" huckabee jr. said...

Now if you ask me, and plenty folk do now and again, it is mighty unsettling to look see that our erstwhile hero Craig "Target" Biggio has chalked up yet another plunking while our loyal host is preoccupied and elsewhere. I don't like it when many hours roll by and there is no new entry on this here blog and us participating contributors resort to making entries on recent posts but we don't get to make an entry on a special post... A post that has a clear-cut and definitive title such as "285!" or, if he were feeling exuberant maybe he could use a couple extra exclamation marks and title it as "285!!!!" So as Target's steady and painful march towards history proceeds we gots to axe ourselves the simple question, "where is pbr?"

Mama done said she suspects foul play on account of she knows he would not be caught dead missing such a thing. Then she got the idea that maybe something untoward has happened, such as an abduction. Now, when I heard the word "abduction" I usually think of space aliens and the like. I axed Mama if she was on about aliens and she said she was, that they had been in the news of late, and she had it on her mind, and that she is worried pbr done got abducted by aliens. I put two and two together and ciphered out that she was thinking of illegal aliens, as opposed to space aliens. So I said "Mama, don't you mean you reckon pbr done got abducted by illegal aliens and not space aliens" and she got all-angry at me. See, she don't believe in space aliens (Junior and the twins do, but she don't) and all along she was thinking of a band of Canadians come down from up north in the dead of night what abducted our man pbr and snuck him back across the border in a burlap bag with duct tape acrost his gob.

So as I sit here and look at this blog page and the missing post from pbr, my heart frets because I know somewhere up north in Canada a band of touque-wearing hooligans has pbr in a basement somewhere and there ain't no tellin' what kind of pain and suffering he is being forced through and the real scary thing is that should he escape his Canadian captors and seek medical attention, he will be forced to enter a queue that could take months (or years!) due to their socialized medicine up there. He could stand there in that line and expire before they give him the clip board and say in their funny accent, "fill this out, eh"

These thing worry me.

At 7/08/2007 08:02:00 AM, Blogger pbr said...

Yes, Cletus, it turns out that the descendants of Hughie Jennings don't want the internet to find out all the exciting details of Craig Biggio's march to bust the HBP record, and re-unify the modern and all-time records. They don't mind so much if Biggio breaks the record, they just object to the detail to which it's being covered. And, they're Canadian, so they had the perfect opportunity to imprison me in a web of medical red tape.
It turned out, I could just get up and leave, and when the doctors shouted "stop that looney" to the security guards, it simply meant I needed to pay a Canadian dollar to exit.

I will have to re-double my efforts to stay safe, secure, internet-connected, and awake during all future Astros contests, and will keep a supply of day old donuts and tepid diet soda on hand just in case. Though I prefer mountain dew, I can't argue with the Huckabee family recipe.


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