HBPs of note: August 28, 2010
Jose Guillen was hit for the first time since joining the San Francisco Giants yesterday, which means he has now been hit by a pitch while playing for 10 different teams. He’s been hit 26 times for the Royals, 26 times for the Nationals, 23 times for the Rays, 19 times for the Mariners, 15 times for the Angels, 14 times for the Pirates, 10 times for the Reds, 5 times for the A’s, twice for the Diamondbacks and once for the Giants. Only one other player has been hit by a pitch for 10 different teams is Royce Clayton, who was hit for the Giants (11), Rangers (8), Cardinals (6), White Sox (6), Rockies (4), Nationals (4), Brewers (3), Reds (1), Blue Jays (1) and Diamondbacks (1). Guillen’s 141 career plunks put him up to 24th place on the all time list, tied with Art Fletcher and David Eckstein.
Aaron Rowand also got hit for the Giants yesterday, giving him a career total of 117 HBPs. That puts him in sole possession of 44th place on the all time HBP list. He’s now been hit 20 times at AT&T park, and is the third player to get hit 20 times at the Giants current home.
Jeff Weaver hit Melvin Mora with a pitch, which was the 3rd time in two innings that the Dodgers hit the Rockies yesterday, but it was also the 200th plunk in the history of Rockies-Dodgers games. Mora has now been hit by 115 pitches, which ties him with Sherm Lollar and Jimmie Dykes on the all time HBP list at 47th place. Weaver has now hit 124 batters, and that’s the 2nd plunk this season where both the batter and pitcher were over 100 career plunks.
Corey Hart’s plunking by Zach Duke was the 11th time the Pirates have hit the Brewers this year, but that’s still 2 behind the Cubs plunkings of the Brewers for the league lead in plunks for a single matchup. The Red Sox have hit the Yankees 10 times.