Biggio 1, Marlins 0
Craig Biggio didn't get hit by any of the 18 pitches thrown to him in last night's game, but he did double for the 605th time in his career, and scored the only Astros run. If the Astros are planning on having Biggio score all his runs this year, they might be in for a tough season. The Astros scored 693 runs last season, but Biggio himself only averages about 1/7th as many runs per season.
Including yesterdays game, the Marlins nine starters yesterday have played a combined 969 games. Biggio has played 2,564.
The Marlins will send Sergio Mitre to the mound tonight. Mitre has never hit Craig Biggio with a pitch and has only hit 7 batters in his 35 career appearances.
Rich Batchelor plunked Biggio on April 4, 1997.
In other news, Craig Biggio's plunk chase is mentioned prominently in this weeks Newsweek, in which George Will uses his back page editorial to make fun of... Bill James. At least that's what I choose to make of it. The article is also posted on MSNBC.