Pirates of the Monongahela 5, near season's end
The Cubs finished off there final series against Craig Biggio for his career and the Astros for the season, but they didn't leave any plunks to remember them by. The Cubs won the game 6-2, and Biggio will have to settle for only having been hit by the Cubs 19 times in his career.
Tonight, the Pirates come to Houston for their final visit, and what could be the battle for last place in the NL Central. Houston is currently 2 games behind the Pittsburgh squad, but they could pull out of the basement with a couple of wins. If we're lucky, Craig Biggio might add to his 22 career HBPs against the Pirates, and Ian Snell will have the first opportunity to contribute in tonight's game. Snell has never plunked Biggio, but he has hit a career high 8 batters this season, bringing his career total to 11.
Also, in a nearly-last ditch effort to get Biggio out of this extended plunking streak, the Plunk Biggio team (all two of us) will be in attendances at Minute Maid Park for the games tonight and tomorrow. Once again, please refrain from throwing baseballs at us. While I enjoy the history and statistics of major league players being hit by pitches, my enjoyment of plunks does not extend to personally receiving them - and my getting hit by baseballs doesn't help any major league team. But you can say hi if you want to. Also, since I'll be at the park, there may be some delay in the documenting of plunks on this site, since I'll be at the game as a spectator. (maybe I should have asked for a press pass? or an interview for the GM job?)
Dan Haren hit Craig Biggio with a pitch on September 14, 2003.