post-plunk rest day
The Astros are off today, following a Sunday on which 3 Astros got plunked by Miguel Batista, including Craig Biggio on Batista's 50th career plunk thrown. I'm sure everyone on the team would have taken another plunk if it could have kept them from losing a 4 run lead in the 8th and 9th inning and losing 7-6. Also yesterday marked the 2nd consecutive year that Biggio was hit by a pitch on the day of the Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Perhaps he's sending a secret message to the Hall of Fame or its voters by doing so?
It was Kaz Ishii who plunked Biggio on July 31 last year. He joined Greg Maddux, who plunked Biggio on July 31, 1993, as the only pitchers to do so on this date.