Archive for May 3rd, 2011

Jeremy Guthrie ties May 2nd plunking record

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Jeremy Guthrie had hit Gordon Beckham before yesterday, and he’d hit a batter on May 2nd before yesterday, but he’d never hit Gordon Beckham on May 2nd. He did just that yesterday. That gives Guthrie a career total of 2 hit batters on May 2nd, and that ties him with all the other people who have a career total of 2 hit batters on May 2nd. But nobody in the last 35 years has hit 3 batters on May 2nd. So he still has a goal for next year, and that’s always a good thing.
Later in that game Christ Sale hit Nick Markakis. Sale had never hit a batter before, and he’s the 5,982 pitcher known to have thrown a major league plunk now. He’s the 476 pitcher to plunk a batter for the White Sox.