still no 286.
The Astros continued their recent policy of maximizing fans per-game value by playing as many innings as they can, stretching last night's contest with the Cubs to 10 innings, before winning 2-1 (which hasn't really been their policy this season). Craig Biggio saw 15 pitches, but didn't think any of them quite had the look of plunk 286. He's obviously looking for very special pitches for the next three to hit him.
Tonight's starter for the Cubs will be Sean Marshall - another lefty and another pitcher who has never plunked Biggio. Marshall has hit 7 batters in his short career, all of them last season. If Marshall hits Biggio with a pitch tonight, it will be Biggio's 20th HBP against the Cubs and his first on August 7th.