Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Kendall gets 245th

HBPs of note: September 22, 2009

Before yesterday, 192 different pitchers had hit Jason Kendall with a pitch. One of them was named Kip Wells, and one of them was named Randy Wolf, but before yesterday, none of the pitchers who had plunked Jason Kendall was named Randy Wells. But, now we can finally say that Jason Kendall has been plunked by Randy Wells. Wells plunked Kendall in the 6th inning yesterday, making him the 193rd pitcher to plunk Kendall, and the 14th to do so while in a Cubs uniform. Jason Kendall has now been hit 18 times by the Cubs, and 3 times by Cubs pitchers who were born in the state of Illinois.

In Toronto, Jose Bautista heroically stepped to the plate in the bottom of the 9th inning with the bases loaded and his Blue Jays down by one run - he got hit by a pitch, tying the game and sending it to extra innings. He also scored the winning run after walking in the 11th.

46 year old Jamie Moyer hit 24 year old Chris Coghlan for Moyer's 138th career plunk and Coghlan's 4th. That plunk had the 2nd biggest age difference between the pitcher and batter this year - 2nd only to Moyer's plunking of 20 year old Fernando Martinez. Coghlan is tied for the 2nd most HBPs in the league since August 30th when he was hit for the first time in his career - which was also the 1000th plunk in Marlins franchise history.

Nate McLouth's plunking by Nelson Figueroa was the 50th in Citi Field history.

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