Archive for July 3rd, 2009

5 plunks in Pittsburgh

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

HBPs of Note: July 2, 2009

The Mets and Pirates plunked each other 5 times at PNC park yesterday, making that just the 2nd game with 5 plunks this year. Those 5 plunks were thrown by five different pitchers, making it the first time five pitchers hit a batter in a single game since August 15, 2007 – which was also a Mets-Pirates game at PNC park. Fernando Tatis got plunked twice for the Mets, including a 10th inning HBP that put him on base to score the go-ahead run. If they’d managed to hit each other twice more in the game, one lucky player would receive the 600th plunk in PNC Park history.

Adrian Gonzalez of the Padres got hit by the 15th pitch of his career yesterday, but Houston pitcher Alberto Arias might have just been trying to kill a bee that might have landed on Gonazalez.

Javier Vasquez threw his 77th career hit batter yesterday, which leaves him 3 away from the all time record for pitchers born in Puerto Rico, behind Omar Olivares.