Archive for May 8th, 2011

200ths

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

Justin Verlander threw his 2nd career no hitter yesterday, but that overshadowed a much more interesting thing that happened in that game. Ricky Romero hit Alex Avila with a pitch, and that was the 200th plunk in the history of games between the Tigers and Blue Jays. It was the 90th from a Blue Jays pitcher to hit a Tiger.
Meanwhile, in Dillon Gee hit Matt Kemp – and that was the 200th plunk in the history of games between the Mets and Dodgers. Gee celebrated the accomplishment by plunking Dioner Navarro in the next inning.

Juan Pierre extended his record for most plunks by a player born in Alabama by getting his 90th career plunk on a bases loaded HBP in the 5th inning, against Doug Fister, and his 91st plunk on a 6th inning pitch from Aaron Laffey. The White Sox are up to 22 HBPs this year, to lead the majors.