Phillies at Houston
The Astros go back to work today, with the Philadelphia Phillies visiting Houston, and Brett Myers expected to be on the mound for them. Brett Myers has never hit Craig Biggio with a pitch, but he hits about 1 batter for every 101.6 he faces. He had a career high of 11 last year, but has only hit 3 batters in 2006. That just means he has a lot of ground to make up in these final weeks, right?
Craig Biggio should be back in the lineup tonight after his brief vacation. Hopefully the familiar sights and the friendly crowd at Minute Maid Park will allow him to snap out of both his hitless streak as well as his plunkless streak.
Mark Thompson plunked Biggio on September 15, 1996.