Tuesday, July 24, 2007

plunk +/-

As you may have noticed, the Astros lost last night, and they hit a batter, while the Dodgers did not. From 1988 to 2006 when the Astros hit more batters than there opponents, they had a record of 231-299 while when Astros batters get hit more than the other team, they are 431-272. That's a .436 win pct when the other team gets hit more and a .613 win pct when the Astros get hit more. League wide, from 1988 to 2006, the team that gets hit by more pitches wins 59.6% of games.

Below is the breakdown of the Astros wins and losses from 1988 to 2006, by plunk differential. As you can see, the Astros are undefeated when they get plunked at least 4 times more than there opponents. Also, Craig Biggio has been hit 143 times in games in which the Astros got hit 1 more times than their opponents.

HBP +/-Recordwin pctHBP:BGO

When Craig Biggio gets hit himself more times than the other team, the Astros are 106-81 (through 2006). But, the Astros were 285-338 in games in which Biggio has played but didn't get hit as many times as the other team. Also, through last season, Craig Biggio had been hit 179 times in games where he was plunked one more time than the other team.

HBP +/-Recordwin pctHBP:BGO
(through 2006)

In the 20 games in which Craig Biggio has been hit twice, the other team has never been plunked more than once.


At 7/24/2007 02:48:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

just in case you didn't know...biggio announced his plans for retirement today, effective upon the conclusion of the 2007 season!

At 7/24/2007 02:55:00 PM, Anonymous kenny said...

... wouldn't it be great if he breaks the HBP record at his last home game?

At 7/24/2007 09:07:00 PM, Anonymous DM said...

I'd rather he did it much sooner than that, frankly.


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