Padres out, Cubs in
Craig Biggio only saw 14 pitches on Saturday, and none on Sunday in a pair of losses to the Padres, but tonight begins a 3 game series against the 49-68 Chicago Cubs. The Cubs are well out of the playoff race, so they might have nothing left to play for this season but their place in Biggio plunking history. But, even bad teams sometimes have good pitchers, and the Cubs will send Carlos Zambrano to face the Astros batters tonight. Zambrano is 12-5, accounting for nearly 25% of the Cubs wins this season. He has also hit 7 batters, and is sitting at 50 for his career. He plunked Craig Biggio on May 31, 2003 and August 12, 2003.
Craig Biggio has not yet recorded an HBP on August 14th.