Last night Dusty said he was tired of our guys getting hit. Everyone assumed he meant by the Mariners and brought out the the Astros hit the M’s 10 times this year where the Astros were hit only 5 by the M’s. But there is much more to this.
This year the Astros have been hit 72 times. 17 of those have come in the last 30 days. Six of those were Yordan. 9 have come in the last 15 days, 3 of those Yordan. Maybe that has something to do with the comment.
Yes the Astros have hit 10 M’s this year. Six times, it has by Ty France, who leads the league with 33 HBP this season. He leads the AL by 13 HBP. The M’s have been hit 109 times this year. France has almost 1/3 of them. He was 3rd in the league in 2022 (21) and tied for first in 2021 (27). By comparison, Biggio only had 6 total seasons over 20 HBP ( 95 (22),96 (27), 97 (34), 98 (23), 01 (28) and 03 (27).
All this to say the HBP going on between these two teams isn’t apples to apples.
It’s one of the few times I’ve used my special search powers as a paying baseball-reference subscriber. (I subscribe mostly for the same reason I donate to Wikipedia—I get so much value out of this free thing that I just want to chip in a little.)