Archive for August 6th, 2011

21 plunks for Q!

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

Carlos Quentin got by a pitch yet again last night, giving him 21 for the season. He’s just the 4th player ever to get hit 21 times for the White Sox, joining Minnie Minoso (1956 and ’57), Aaron Rowand (2005) and Juan Pierre (2010). He needs just 3 more HBPs to break the club record for plunks in a single season. Nobody in the American League has been hit 21 times in their team’s first 111 games since Don Baylor in 1986. For his career, that was plunk number 95, and the first time he’d been hit by Matt Capps. He’s been hit 11 times by the Twins in his career, including 4 times this season.

Shane Victorino got his 50th career HBP, becoming the first Hawaiian born player to reach that mark. He has Ramon Ramirez to thank for that last one.

Tim Hudson threw his 93rd career plunk last night hitting Lucas Duda. Duda has only been hit 3 times in his career, and Hudson has hit him twice.