Archive for April 16th, 2012

Maholm takes league lead in plunking

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Paul Maholm has started two games so far this season, and he’s already hit 4 batters.  Yesterday’s additions make him the first pitcher this season to hit 4 batters.  He hit Carlos Beltran in the 2nd inning and Daniel Descalso in the 4th.  Those two plunks bring Maholm’s career total to 57, but he looks like he’s got a good start on breaking his single season high of 12.

Nick Johnson got his 72nd career plunk yesterday when Luis Perez threw at him in the 8th.  That was the 290th plunk ever recorded in a game between the Blue Jays and the Orioles.

Brian Bogusevic ended the Astros season plunk slump by getting hit by Anibal Sanchez.  That was the first plunk by a Houston batter this season, and the 2nd plunk ever recorded at the Marlins new ballpark.

Toronto’s Brett Lawry got his first career RBI plunk, and just the 2nd bases loaded plunk by any player this year.  Kevin Gregg threw that one.

The most plunked batters born on April 16th

Monday, April 16th, 2012

157hbp – Fernando Vina, born 04/16/1969, 18th all time, played from 1993 to 2004
39hbp – Rich Rollins, born 04/16/1938, 637th all time, played from 1961 to 1970
38hbp – Paul Waner, born 04/16/1903, 660th all time, played from 1926 to 1945
22hbp – Piggy Ward, born 04/16/1867, 1318th all time, played from 1883 to 1894
8hbp – Bernie Allen, born 04/16/1939, 2762nd all time, played from 1962 to 1973