Archive for May 17th, 2012

8 plunks, 5 runs scored

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

8 batters were hit by a pitch yesterday, and 5 of them scored runs after reaching on their plunk. That’s the 2nd most runs scored by plunked runners this season.

Hanley Ramirez was one of those batters that got hit by a pitch, giving him a career total of 39. That ties him with Dan Uggla and Mike Lowell for 4th place on the Marlins franchise plunk leaderboard. Ramirez has scored 20 runs after reaching base on plunks, and that is the most in Marlins history.

Felix Hernandez hit a batter for the Mariners, giving him 46 for his career. But, the Mariners did not get plunked themselves for the 27th consecutive game. Their longest streak in franchise history is 29 games.

Luke Scott got his 20th career plunk, getting hit by Clay Buchholz.

Will Rhymes collapsed on first base after being plunked by Franklin Morales, but the news says he’ll be okay.

The most plunked batters born on May 17th

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

145hbp – Jose Guillen, born 05/17/1976, 22nd all time, played from 1997 to 2010
62hbp – Carlos Pena, born 05/17/1978, 265th all time, played from 2001 to 2012
45hbp – Carlos May, born 05/17/1948, 493rd all time, played from 1968 to 1977
14hbp – Lou Chiozza, born 05/17/1910, 1941st all time, played from 1934 to 1939
10hbp – Wiki Gonzalez, born 05/17/1974, 2446th all time, played from 1999 to 2006