Today, the Astros won't give up 10 runs.
The Giants finished off their sweep of the Astros, and their 7th consecutive season without hitting Craig Biggio with a pitch, with a 10-1 win last night, bringing the combines score for the 3 games series to 34-5.
The Astros get a day off today, to try to remember how to give up less than 10 runs, and maybe how to score more than 3 runs, before the American Leaguers visit tomorrow for a weekend interleague series. Craig Biggio, therefore, won't be able to add to his long history of being plunked on May 18th. Mark Portugal was the first to hit Craig Biggio with a pitch on May 18th, doing so in 1994. Danny Darwin did it on May 18, 1996, and Garrett Stephenson followed him the next year, plunking Biggio on May 18, 1997. Dontrelle Willis bounced one off Biggio on May 18, 2004, and Russ Ortiz got him on May 18, 2005.