Giants stay predictable
The Giants stubbornly refused, once again, to contribute to Craig Biggio's quest for 288 plunks, and they didn't give him any help toward 3000 hits either. But, the Astros pitchers gave a nice group effort to hold of the Giants for a 2-1 win. That win moves the team one game over the .500 mark for the first time since April 22nd.
The Giants will get one more chance to plunk Biggio in Houston tonight, and they'll be sending Tim Lincecum out to start the game. This will be Lincecum's third game in the majors, and so far he's thrown fewer pitches in his career (212) than Biggio has been hit by. Lincecum has yet to face the Astros, so as we like to say around here, he's never thrown a pitch to Biggio that didn't hit him.
Biggio has been plunked just once on May 17th - in 2002 by David Williams of the Pirates. The Astros are 1-0 on May 17th when Craig Biggio gets hit by a pitch.