Thursday, September 13, 2007

last game against the Cubs

The Astros lost another one last night, 3-2, and Craig Biggio went plunkless for the 47th consecutive game. Tonight the Cubs will have Steve Trachsel pitching for them, and he's one of 4 active pitchers with over 2000 innings pitched in the National League without ever hitting Craig Biggio. Only Tom Glavine and Curt Schilling have thrown more innings in the NL without plunking Biggio, among pitchers who are still active. Trachsel has hit two batters this season, bringing his career total to 51.

This is Biggio's last chance to make the Cubs the 5th against whom he has 20 or more plunks.

Steve Schrenk hit Biggio with a pitch on September 13, 1999, and Jason Simontacchi plunked Biggio on Friday, September 13, 2002.

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