Craig Biggio got the night off last night while the Astros dropped another game in St. Louis (6-5), and the news tells us that he'll get tonight's game off as well. It seems the Astros have noticed that Biggio is batting .309 at home and just .174 on the road - but is that more important than Biggio's 5 plunks on the road this season compared to just 3 in Houston? The Astros say it is.
Jason Marquis pitches for the Cardinals tonight - he hit Biggio with a pitch on May 29th of this year. Steve Schrenk plunked Biggio on September 13, 1999 and Jason Simontacchi did so on September 13, 2002.