By Sarah Mullins
Oddsmakers think Houston Astros batters are an endangered species.
Sportsbook William Hill set the over/under on number of Astros batters to get plunked this season at 83.5.
In the past five seasons, only nine teams have been hit by pitches more than 83.5 times, but, with the anger over the sign-stealing scandal involving Houston, there is plenty of reason to believe the Astros will be targeted frequently.
Enough opposing players and managers have expressed their displeasure with the Astros that new Houston manager Dusty Baker has publicly urged MLB to protect Astros hitters from intentio