Archive for April 9th, 2012

Wolf throws 96th

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Brewers pitcher Randy Wolf moved a step closer to 100 career plunks thrown, by throwing his 96th career plunk yesterday.  He hit Cardinals infielder Tyler Greene.  Greene has now been hit 12 times in his career, and Wolf has been responsible for two of those.  Wolf is currently 8th among active pitchers, and needs to throw 4 more to join the 100 plunk club.

The Red Sox and Tigers plunked each other 4 times yesterday, with 2 of those hitting Kelly Shoppach.  Shoppach had an 18 plunk season back in 2007, and this could be a sign that he’s back on form for a season like that, but it remains to be seen if he can earn enough playing time to really show how good he can be at getting hit by a lot of pitches.

Also yesterday, Ervin Santana hit Alcides Escobar for the 2nd time in his career, giving Santana a career total of 66 hit batters.  He’s 7 plunks short of John Lackey‘s career record for plunks by an Angel.  Escobar has only been hit 10 times, but Santana has thrown 20% of those.

Troy Tulowitzki got his 25th HBP, and Cameron Maybin got his 10th.

The most plunked batters born on April 9th

Monday, April 9th, 2012

25hbp – Ollie Pickering, born 04/09/1870, 1164th all time, played from 1896 to 1908
23hbp – Nate Colbert, born 04/09/1946, 1270th all time, played from 1966 to 1976
22hbp – Hal Morris, born 04/09/1965, 1317th all time, played from 1988 to 2000
6hbp – Mike Muldoon, born 04/09/1858, 3190th all time, played from 1882 to 1886
5hbp – Bryan Petersen, born 04/09/1986, 3471st all time, played from 2010 to 2011