room for improvement in St. Louis
Nothing good came out of the Astros attempts at baseball last night in St. Louis, but they'll hope to do better tonight against a pitcher who ISN'T a defending cy young award winner. Jeff Weaver is scheduled to pitch for the Cardinals tonight. He hit 4 batters in the American League this season before being replaced by his brother in Anaheim and being picked up by the Cardinals. He's hit another 4 batters this for the Cardinals. Weaver hit Biggio with a pitch on August 28, 2005 for the Dodgers, but "umpire" Doug Eddings did not award Biggio first base, claiming Biggio didn't try to get out of the way. Therefor, that plunk is not included in Biggio's 281.
Craig Biggio was plunked twice on September 12, 1997 by Chan Ho Park of the Dodgers, and Dontrelle Willis threw plunk 273 on September 12, 2005 for the Marlins.