Astros win on the road, but no HBP:BGO
The Astros won a road game last night, something they hadn't done in their last 8 attempts away from Houston, but Craig Biggio made no progress toward plunk 288 or his 3000 hit. The Astros won 4-1, and Carlos Lee got hit by a pitch in the 9th inning sparking a near-altercation. Lee still needs 250 HBPs to catch Craig Biggio.
Tonight the Rockies will send Aaron Cook to take another shot at Craig Biggio. Cook plunked Biggio on April 2, 2003. Cook could also become the second Rockies' pitcher to plunk Biggio on June 6th, joining Brian Bohanon, who did it on June 6, 2001. Biggio has also been plunked by Joey Hamilton on this date, back in 1997.
In hit-by-pitch record news, Greg Garber at ESPN put together a great piece on Biggio's plunks, which I believe aired sometime on Saturday. I missed it originally but someone has heroically posted it on the internet here. It's required viewing for all fans of the plunk chase.