third straight win, one more against the Cubs.
Despite reports on some disreputable websites that Glendon Rusch would be pitching last night, it was Greg Maddux who took the mound for the Cubs. Maddux missed Biggio with 11 pitches, but Biggio hit 2 singles off him, for 2 runs batted in, and the Astros held on for a 5-4 win.
Tonight the Astros will face Carlos Zambrano who threw 8 shutout innings, allowing only 1 hit last Monday. And he didn't even hit anybody. When Zambrano plunked Biggio in the 7th inning on May 31, 2003, he also threw 8 shutout innings and when he plunked Biggio in the 8th inning on August 12, 2003, he was in the midst of a complete game shutout.