Back home to the NL
okay, pass Babe Ruth on the all time hits list - check.
Win the "Silver Boot" by taking the season series from the Rangers - check.
Pick up plunk number 278 - check.
Scott Feldman hit Biggio with a pitch after the 9-5 final score had already been decided. It was only Feldman's 3rd career hit batter, and Biggio's first ever on July 2nd.
So, it looks like the Astros and Craig Biggio have finished with there interleague to-do list and can return home to Houston for some games against the National League. That National League opponent will be the Chicago Cubs, although the Cubs are currently looking a little more like the a Pacific Coast League team at 30-51 and their starter for tonight's game, Carlos Marmol, came directly from the AA southern league at the beginning of June. Marmol has faced 91 batters in the majors, and hit none of them.
Craig Biggio has never been plunked on July 3rd.
The Astros will face the Cubs again tomorrow, Independence Day, and Mark Prior will be starting that one. Prior has hit 24 batters in 100 career games, but never plunked Biggio. Craig Biggio was hit twice by Brian Anderson on July 4, 1998, and once by Bob Ojeda on July 4, 1989 (career plunk #3).
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