Game 3 of 3
Tonight's Astros game is the third and final game of a three game series with the Giants. 191 of Craig Biggio's 283 career plunks have been recorded in a 3 games series, and 64 of them have come in the 3rd game of a 3 game set. He's been hit most often though, in the second game of a three game series - 69 times. Biggio has been hit 29 times in 2 game series and 61 times in 4 game series. He's also been hit once in a 1 game series, and once in a 5 game series, but the Astros don't play 1 or 5 game series very often. His only plunk in a 5 game series came in the 4th game of that series.
Biggio has been plunked 87 times in the first game of a series of any length, and 11 of those were leadoff plunks - as the first Astros batter of the first game of the series. He's scored 29 runs off plunks in the first game of a series, and the Astros are 49-31 when Biggio gets plunked at least once in the first game of a series.
He's been hit 90 times in the last game of a series, but only scored after 27 of those. The Astros are 49-34 when Biggio gets hit by at least one pitch in the last game of a series. Oddly enough, the Astros have won 49 times when Biggio was plunked in the first game of a series, 49 times when he was plunked in the last game of the series, and 49 times when he was plunked during a mid-series game.
Here's a chart of Biggio plunks by series length, and game number within the series: