Gavin Floyd faced off against the Minnesota Twins batters last night, and in the 2nd inning he hit Ryan Doumit with a pitch. That was the 9th batter Floyd has hit this season, and that moves him ahead of Clay Buchholz and Daniel Bard for the major league lead in hitting batters this year. Also, that was the 100th HBP in Target Field history, which has been pretty slow to rack up the HBPs even though I’m pretty sure it’s named after Craig “Target” Biggio, the modern master of the HBP.
Bronson Arroyo threw his 90th career plunk, and his 26th at Great American Ballpark, when he hit Ryan Braun in the first inning. The Brewers have been hit 44 times this season, and 11 of those have been recorded on Tuesdays. Braun has now been 2 of the hit batters among Bronson Arroyo’s 90. Braun is up to 7 HBPs this season.
Dan Ugla got hit yesterday for the Braves, and that was the Braves 10th of the season, while the Brewers have 11 on Tuesdays.
Alfonso Soriano got number 76 and 77 of his career, getting hit by Dillon Gee and Jeremy Hefner of the Mets.
If you’re a fan of batters born in the state of Washington getting hit by pitches you’ll want to keep an eye on all of tonight’s games. Ryan Doumit’s historic 100th plunk in Target Field history was also the 999th by a batter born in Washington. So keep an eye out for Doumit, or Lyle Overbay, Willie Bloomquist, Travis Buck, Brent Lillibridge, Travis Ishikawa, Michael Brantley, Hank Conger or Matt Hague picking up an HBP tonight for the 1000th ever received by a batter born in Washington.