Archive for April 20th, 2011

Jiminez and Danks cause Deja Vu

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Ubaldo Jiminez had hit Aaron Rowand with pitches on two prior occasions before last night, so since it’s always good to go with what you’re good at, he hit Aaron Rowand with a pitch last night.   That ties Jiminez with Jason Johnson for most career plunks of Rowand, with 3.  Rowand is now at 118 career plunks, 45th on the all time list, tied with Miguel Tejada.

Meanwhile, John Danks was in Tampa, and noticed Kelly Shoppach and Sean Rodriguez in the opposing lineup, and recognized them as guys he’d hit with pitches before.  So, he hit them with pitches.  Danks has now hit Sean Rodriguez 3 times, even though Rodriguez has only been hit by 12 pitches in his career.

Joakim Soria hit Asdrubal Cabrera last night, and that was with 800th major league plunk ever thrown by a pitcher born in Mexico.

Matt Wieters, as you may have heard, recorded the 1000th plunk in Camden Yards history, on a Carl Pavano pitch.