Astros lose in land of Giants
Craig Biggio saw 11 pitches last night, all thrown by Noah Lowry, but none of them struck him for plunk 284. One was turned into hit number 2,971, but the Astros could have used a few more hits. They failed to score against Lowry or the Giants bullpen, and the Astros fell 4-0.
Tonight, Giants rookie starter Tim Lincecum gets another crack at the Astros, after throwing 7 effective innings against them last week. Lincecum only allowed 1 run, but he also failed to plunk Biggio or otherwise record the first hit-batter of his career.
Alan Benes plunked Biggio right in the Astrodome on May 22, 1996, and Steve Woodward threw Biggio's 162nd career plunk on May 22, 2000 in Milwaukee.