escape from new york
Craig Biggio had a pinch-hit single yesterday as the Astros finally took a road game from the league leading Mets, 8-4, but Biggio didn't get any help on his way to the all time record in getting hit by pitches and he's still stuck at 279.
The Astros have today off, traveling back home to face the wild card leading Cincinatti reads, who are 5 games ahead of the Astros for the final NL playoff spot.
Frank Castillo and Willie Blair both plunked Biggio on July 24th. Castillo threw plunk #24 thirteen years ago, on July 24, 1993, and Willie Blair threw plunk #75, on July 24, 1996.