weekend at PNC
10 batters were hit by pitches around the major leagues last night but none of them took place during the Astros' 5-1 win over the Pirates. Tonight the Astros will face Pirates starter Zach Duke, who has never hit Craig Biggio with a pitch. Duke has hit 4 batters at home this season and 3 batters in road games. But, if Duke or any of the other Pirates plunks Biggio today, it will be the first time Biggio has been hit on August 26th.
Tomorrow Shawn Chacon pitches against the Astros. Chacon has hit 2 batters since joining the Pirates and hit Biggio three times in 2001 and 2002. And, Paul Byrd hit Biggio with a pitch on August 27, 1997.