Two more games to Shea goodbye
Craig Biggio nearly had a memorable moment in the first game of his last trip to Shea Stadium last night - but instead of having a 2-out RBI single in the 6th inning that could have been the start of a comeback, he gave Lastings Milledge a highlight real diving catch for the third out of the inning. Then the Mets broke the game open in the bottom of the inning and won 11-3. It would have been a lot easier if he just got hit by a pitch, but he didn't.
This afternoon and tomorrow the Astros will face Tom Glavine and Pedro Martinez - two of the 12 active pitchers with over 2500 career innings pitched. Pedro has almost exactly twice as many hit-batters as Glavine 129 to 64, but Glavine his pitched nearly 1700 more innings. Pedro is 5th among active pitchers in hit-batters while Glavine is 30th. And, Pedro plunked Biggio on May 1, 1997, but Glavine has never plunked Biggio in 116 attempts.
Scott Bankhead and Paul Fletcher have both plunked Bigio on September 8th - Bankhead in 1992 for the Reds and Fletcher in 1995 for the Phillies.
Biggio has been hit 3 times on September 9th - in 1996 by Kevin Ritz, in 1997 by Jamey Wright, and in 1999 by Paul Byrd.