Brandon Gomes hit Johnny Gomes with a pitch last night, making that the 37th time in the divisional play era that a batter has been plunked by a pitcher with the same last name. But, it was the first ever instance of a Gomes hitting a Gomes.
Also, in other name matching action, Mark Ellis and AJ Ellis both got plunked for the A’s last night, and Robbie Ross and Tyson Ross both hit batters (not in the same game, but it was the first career plunk for each).
Jonny Gomes plunk was his 28th at Tropicana Field, extending his park record even though he was just visiting last night.
Along with Robbie and Tyson Ross, Rafael Dol