Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Hill takes the hill

The Astros managed to knock the Cubs out of first place last night with a 5-4 win in 11 innings, but Craig Biggio once again was not hit by any pitches. He's got just 18 games left to get hit 3 more times to break the all time record, but he might be taking his time knowing that he's been hit that many times in just 2 games several times in the past. Biggio also got his 666th double of his career last night - lets hope he hits a couple more so he doesn't scare off hall of fame voters with that number.

Rich Hill will take the hill for the Cubs tonight - the pitchers mound, not the one in center field - that would make it difficult to throw strikes fi he were on that other hill. Rich Hill has hit 11 batters this season and 14 in his career, but never plunked Biggio. He has also hit a batter in each of his last 3 games.

Chan Ho Park plunked Biggio twice ten years ago today, on September 12, 1997, and Dontrelle Willis hit Biggio with a pitch on September 12, 2005.

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