still no DC HBPs for BGO
The Astros came up just short in DC last night, losing 4-3, so it sure would have helped if the Nationals had cooperated a little and threw Craig Biggio something he could get hit by. Instead, he settled for one infield hit, on what was probably a payback call from the umpiring gods (making up for the non-catch ruled a catch on Saturday).
Tonight, former Astro Tim Redding faces his old team for the first time. He's hit 18 batters in 447.1 career innings. Redding has hit 5 batters in the 5th inning, making that his favorite inning to plunk in, but he's never hit a batter in the 1st inning. He's hit 4 batters on 1-1 counts.
Bob Tewksbury, Willie Banks and Kirk Rueter have all plunked Biggio on July 17th. Tewksbury in 1993, Banks in 1995, and Rueter in 1998.