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.
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.