Are the Reds the cure for a losing streak?
The Astros get back to work in Houston today, trying to snap an 8 game losing streak, and they have the perfect visitors for such a task. Houston is 7-2 against the Reds so far this season.
Craig Biggio will either be trying to get back on the road to plunk 288, or continuing to build the suspense. Matt Belisle pitches for the Reds today, but he has never plunked Craig Biggio. Biggio has been plunked by Matt Wise, Matt Morris, Matt Karchner, Matt Clement and Matt Beech - but not Matt Belisle. Belisle has hit eleven batters in his career, but the only one in an Astros uniform was Aubrey Huff.
Pedro Astacio plunked Biggio twice on May 29, 1998 for the Rockies, and Jason Marquis got him last year on May 29th for the Cardinals.