Archive for June 4th, 2012

Kevin Youkilis gets 85th

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Before yesterday’s game, the day of the year on which Kevin Youkilis had been plunked most often was June 3rd. He’d been hit 3 times on that date, but no more than twice on any other day. So yesterday must have seemed like a good day for him to pick up career plunk number 85, and his 4th on June 3rd. That plunk may have been a thank you note from the Blue Jays, since Daniel Bard spent the previous inning walking three batters and hitting Yunel Escobar and Edwin Encarnacion to give up 2 runs without giving up a hit. Encarnacion’s plunk was with the bases loaded, making that the 4th RBI plunk of his career. The Red Sox lead the majors in hitting batters with 29.

Kevin Millwood threw plunk number 73 of his career, hitting Dayan Viciendo. The Mariners pitching staff has now hit 21 batters, but the Mariners batters have only been hit 3 times.

The most plunked batters born on June 4th

Monday, June 4th, 2012

46hbp – Scott Servais, born 06/04/1967, 481st all time, played from 1991 to 2001
44hbp – George Watkins, born 06/04/1900, 513rd all time, played from 1930 to 1936
37hbp – Darin Erstad, born 06/04/1974, 704th all time, played from 1996 to 2009
23hbp – Tony Pena, born 06/04/1957, 1273rd all time, played from 1980 to 1997
18hbp – Kurt Stillwell, born 06/04/1965, 1586th all time, played from 1986 to 1996