comeback rolls on
Ryan Madson had 7 pitches to plunk Biggio in Biggio's pinch-hitting appearance last night, but he couldn't get the job done. Perhaps it was that disappointment that caused the rest of the Phillies to lose confidence and lose to the Astros 5-4. The Astros have won 6 straight games while the division leading Cardinals lost their 6th in a row last night, 5-4 to the Padres. The Astros are now 2.5 games out of the division lead.
Tonight the Astros will be in Pittsburgh to face Ian Snell and the Pirates. Snell has never hit Craig Biggio with a pitch and only hits batters with one out of every 1,277 pitchers. He has hit just 3 batters in his career, and Craig Biggio has never been plunked on September 26th.