out of Chicago, into New York
Craig Biggio didn't play yesterday, and not even a guy with 279 career HBPs can get hit by a pitch in a game he doesn't play. But even if he had played, he might not have gotten plunked, because Carlos Zambrano was throwing strikes. 10 Astros struck out against Zambrano, who held his opponents to just 2 hits and 1 run in 8 innings. The Cubs took the game 4-1.
Tonight the Astros will be traveling to New York to face the Mets, who hold the best record in the National League at 57-38. Orlando Hernandez is the Mets scheduled starter - he'll be looking to hit his 8th batter of the season and the 58th of his career. Hernandez has never hit Craig Biggio with a pitch.
The Mets don't have any pitchers on their roster named Mark, so if Biggio does get plunked today it will be his first on July 21st by a pitcher not named Mark. Mark Leiter plunked Biggio twice on July 21, 1995, and Mark Brownson plunked Biggio on July 21, 1998.