Reds to Houston
The Cincinnati Reds visit Houston tonight, after a day off for both teams yesterday, and Aaron Harang is expected to make the start for the visitors. Harang has 20 career plunks, but has never hit Craig Biggio with a pitch. Harang's 3 plunks this season have all been thrown at Cincinnati's Great American Ballpark. In his last outing he hit 1 batter, and only pitched only 2 innings due to a rain delay.
Today is the 9th anniversary of Biggio's 100th career plunk, thrown by Jeff Juden on July 25, 1997. Biggio was also hit by Andy Ashby on July 25, 1999.
The Astros are 2-1 on odd numbered Tuesday's in July when Craig Biggio gets hit by a pitch, and 2-1 when Biggio is hit by a pitch in the first inning on a Tuesday in July (regardless of day of the month).