Craig Biggio had 3 hits last night in the Astros 8-4 loss to the Reds, but he continued his season long trend of letting Chris Burke take most of the plunks for the team. Burke has 10 HBPs on the season, so it may be that Craig Biggio is finally using his veteran leadership to delegate the unpleasant task of getting hit by pitches to younger players who have now proven they can handle the responsibility.
Tonight the Arizona Diamondbacks visit Houston. They are expected to send rookie Enrique Gonzalez out to pitch tonight, looking for his 4th career win, and his 3rd career hit batter. Gonzalez's 2 career plunks do not include a plunking of Craig Biggio.
Calvin Schiraldi plunked Biggio on July 28, 1990, and Jimmy Anderson plunked Biggio on July 28, 2001.