The Jeff Bagwell pinch-hit walkoff single is certainly a welcome addition to any pennant race, and I'm very sure Astros fans are glad to have him back, but if Craig Biggio had been hit by a pitch in the process it would have been much better. Here at Plunk Biggio there is a slightly different set of standards for an exciting walkoff win. In Boston last night, the A's faced David Ortiz with runners on first and third and the game tied in the bottom of the tenth. Edgar Renteria had just reached first on a plunk. The A's realized David Ortiz is batting about .999 in potential walkoff situations, so they intentionally walked him to load the bases for many Ramirez. Two Keiichi Yabu pitches later - walk off plunk. Ramirez gets drilled, Red Sox win.
Back in Houston, Saturday's opposing starter is Wes Obermueller, who has not yet achieved the career milestone of hitting Craig Biggio with a pitch. Jason Schmidt plunked Biggio on September 17, 1997.
Sunday's scheduled opposition is Chris Capuano who plunked Biggio on June 12, 2004. Jose Jimenez plunked Biggio on September 18, 2003.