Nationals come to Houston
Greg Maddux picked up his 342nd career win yesterday, beating the Astros 5-3, but Craig Biggio didn't get off the bench to face him, and more importantly, didn't get off the bench to get hit by a pitch. But, the Astros will be back home this week, so we can hope he'll get plenty of playing time in Houston to resume his search for plunks 286, 287 and 288. The Washington Nationals will be visiting tonight, and pitching for them will be former Astro Tim Redding. He's never faced Craig Biggio before, and has only hit 1 batter this season. But, Redding threw 8 of his 18 career plunks at Minute Maid Park and tonight will be his first game their since he left the Astros after 2004.
Craig Biggio has been hit by 2 pitcher on August 20th - in 1998 by Scott Karl of the Brewers, and in 2002 by Kyle Farnsworth of the Cubs.