Archive for April 7th, 2012

Teixeira gets 90th

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

2,530 pitches were thrown in yesterday’s MLB games, and four of them resulted in batters being hit by them.  April 6, 2012 will now be know to fans of plunking Mark Teixeira as the day he collected his 90th career plunk.    James Shields threw that one, making that the 2nd time he’s added to Teixeira’s plunk total.  Shields threw Teixeira’s 51st HBP on August 19, 2008.  James Shields has now hit 39 batters, and 3 of those have been thrown on April 6th.  He’s also 4 plunks away from tying Victor Zambrano of the Rays franchise record for career plunks.

Cardinals reliever Kyle McClellan plunked Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy in the 9th inning in Milwaukee yesterday, and that was the 4,900th plunk ever thrown by the Cardinals franchise.  Only 96 of those have landed on Brewers batters.  Lucroy had gone 370 plate appearances since his last plunk.

Colby Lewis of the Rangers plunked Alex Rios of the White Sox yesterday, making that the 200th time the Rangers have hit a White Sox batter, and Jeremy Affeldt threw his 30th career plunk hitting Miguel Montero.

The most plunked batters born on April 7th

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

134hbp – John McGraw, born 04/07/1873, 33rd all time, played from 1891 to 1906
63hbp – Adrian Beltre, born 04/07/1979, 253rd all time, played from 1998 to 2012
54hbp – Jake Daubert, born 04/07/1884, 341st all time, played from 1910 to 1924
43hbp – John Ganzel, born 04/07/1874, 529th all time, played from 1898 to 1908
32hbp – Bobby Del Greco, born 04/07/1933, 867th all time, played from 1952 to 1965