Carpenter finally loses in Houston
The Cardinals left town last night after another loss (4-3) and another failure to hit Craig Biggio with a pitch. Chris Carpenter got his first career loss at Minute Maid Park, but delivered his only plunk to Willie Taveras. The Astros are traveling to Colorado for a weekend series against the team that has plunked Biggio more times than any other. Tonight's starter for the Rockies will be Byung-Hyun Kim, who threw the historic plunk #268 last June which moved Biggio past Don Baylor on the all time HBP list. Kim his hit 56 batters in his career, but has made only 1 start this season, and has not yet plunked a batter.
Mark Leiter of the Phillies hit Craig Biggio with a pitch on May 5, 1997.