Archive for June 2nd, 2012

Rasmus breaks 1150 PA plunkless streak

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

Colby Rasmus got hit my a pitch on May 6, 2010 by Chad Durbin, and then he spent his next 1,150 plate appearances avoiding every pitch thrown anywhere near him. Going into yesterday, he had the 6th longest active plunkless streak in the league, but that didn’t matter to Clay Buchholz or the 2nd inning pitch he threw yesterday. Rasmus did not get out of the way of that one, and now he has 5 career HBPs.

Kyle Kendrick threw his 35th career plunk yesterday, hitting Byran Peterson. That was Kendrick’s 20th plunk at Citizen’s Bank Park, and he’s the first pitcher to reach that total at the Phillies newish home park.

The most plunked batters born on June 2nd

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

35hbp – Jack O’Connor, born 06/02/1869, 770th all time, played from 1887 to 1910
35hbp – Darnell Coles, born 06/02/1962, 770th all time, played from 1983 to 1997
27hbp – Raul Ibanez, born 06/02/1972, 1088th all time, played from 1996 to 2012
17hbp – Kurt Abbott, born 06/02/1969, 1652nd all time, played from 1993 to 2001
14hbp – Tom Leahy, born 06/02/1869, 1943rd all time, played from 1897 to 1905