First plunk day weekend!
Craig Biggio rallied the Astros with a 9th inning grand slam last night, and they needed all 4 of those runs in the bottom of the 9th to hold off the Brewers for a 6-5 win. It was Biggio's 3rd career grand slam, and unfortunately the 3rd game in which he hit a grand slam and didn't get hit by a pitch. (His other grand slams came on September 14, 1989 off the Dodgers' John Wetteland, and July 24, 1994 off the the Pirates John Lieber - who plunked Biggio the following year).
Tonight the Astros face Chris Capuano. He hit Craig Biggio with a pitch on June 12, 2004 at Miller Park. Biggio's only prior plunk on April 21st was also against Milwaukee - thrown by Matt Wise in 2005.
Sunday is first plunk day! April 22nd is the 18th anniversary of Craig Biggio's first plunk, thrown by Tim Birtsas of the Reds in 1989. Biggio has also been plunked on April 22nd by Steve Bourgeois of the Giants in 1996, and by Al Reyes of the Cardinals in 2005.