Harrrr, there be pirates here
The Nationals left town last night after having dropped 3 games behind the Astros in the wild card race, and they didn't even take out their frustrations by hitting Craig Biggio with a pitch. Admirable restraint. But they did hit Willy Tavaras last night.
Tonight's pitcher for the Pirates is rookie Zach Duke, whose name sounds extremely fictitious. He has never faced the Astros, and has hit just one batter in 7 career starts.
Carlos Zambrao plunked Biggio on August 12, 2003, and Al Leiter and Rob Stanifer both hit him on August 12, 1997.