Archive for May 22nd, 2012

Ruiz gets 5th

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Carlos Ruiz joined the crowd of players leading the league in plunks when he got his 5th HBP from Gio Gonzalez.  That was the third plunk in 4 games for Ruiz.  He’s now tied for the Major League lead with Carlos Pena, Travis Hafner, Josh Willingham, Shin-Soo Choo, Billy Butler and Ryan Braun.  For his career, Ruiz is up to 35 HBPs.

Brandon Crawford got a 12th inning plunk against the Brewers last night, meaning 3 of the 5 plunks this season occurring in the 12th inning or later have involved the Brewers.  There have been 16 extra inning plunks this year, which is more extra inning plunks than any other season in recent history through May 21st.

The most plunked batters born on May 22nd

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

30hbp – Al Simmons, born 05/22/1902, 956th all time, played from 1924 to 1944
19hbp – Chad Tracy, born 05/22/1980, 1525th all time, played from 2004 to 2012
10hbp – Ed Morgan, born 05/22/1904, 2448th all time, played from 1928 to 1934
10hbp – Mark Brouhard, born 05/22/1956, 2448th all time, played from 1980 to 1985
8hbp – Jose Valdivielso, born 05/22/1934, 2772nd all time, played from 1955 to 1961