more attempts at getting hit in Pennsylvania
Craig Biggio hit his 51st career leadoff homer yesterday, but he didn't collect his 284th HBP, and the Astros got beat up 11-4 by the Phillies. Tonight the Astros mover to the other end of Pennsylvania to face the Pirates who will hand the ball to Paul Maholm. He's been hitting about one batter per every 64.3 he's faced but he has never plunked Craig Biggio. Biggio hasn't been hit by a pitch at Pittsburgh since May 6, 2004 and he hasn't been plunked in the state of Pennsylvania since August 17, 2004.
Craig Biggio didn't get hit by a pitch until on April 24th until 2003 - he'd already been plunked 217 times by then. 218 came at Shea Stadium on April 24, 2003, thrown by Pedro Astacio. Biggio also recorded plunk number 243 on April 24, 2004. That one was thrown by Steve Reed in Colorado.