2 more days of d-backs
Brandon Webb shut down the Astros offense last night, and it was probably because he didn't hit any of them with a pitch. Webb got through 8 innings on 105 pitches (12 to Biggio), and gave up just 1 run. Today's Arizona starter will be Claudio Vargas, a third year pitcher who has never plunked Biggio. Vargas has 21 career plunks but hasn't hit anyone this season.
Sunday the Astros will be facing Orlando Hernandez, who they last saw in the World Series. Hernandez has hit 52 batters in his career, including 2 in his last start, but he has never plunked Biggio. If Hernandez is the next pitcher to hit Craig Biggio with a pitch, it will be the first time Biggio has recorded consecutive plunks against different pitchers with the same last name, and the first time he's recorded consecutive plunks thrown by Cubans.
Craig Biggio has never been hit by a pitch on April 15th or 16th.