Archive for June 17th, 2012

102 for Q!

Sunday, June 17th, 2012

Carlos Quentin has played 15 games this year, and he’s already one third of the way to the Padres singles season HBP record. Q! got his 5th HBP of the season yesterday, and his 102nd for his career. He’s now tied for 69th place on the all time list, with Orlando Cepeda. Tyson Ross contributed that pitch to Quentin’s collection of the ones that hit him.

Before yesterday, Rangers reliever Mike Adams hadn’t hit a batter since June 10, 2004. He snapped a streak of 1,289 batters faced without plunking any of them, until he hit Brett Wallace last night. That was the 2nd longest active streak in the majors, behind only Rafael Betancourt who has failed to plunk 2,311 consecutive batters. Yovani Gallardo now take over the number 2 spot on the plunk-free list for pitchers at 1,111 consecutive batters faced without hitting someone. Scott Podsednik also broke a long plunkless streak yesterday, getting plunked by Manny Corpas after 866 plunk free plate appearances.

Brian Schneider got hit twice by Ricky Romero, making that the 2nd two plunk game of his career – even though he’s only been hit 21 times in all.

The most plunked batters born on June 17th

Sunday, June 17th, 2012

29hbp – Pete Browning, born 06/17/1861, 999th all time, played from 1882 to 1894
21hbp – Dave Concepcion, born 06/17/1948, 1404th all time, played from 1970 to 1988
19hbp – Zeb Terry, born 06/17/1891, 1527th all time, played from 1916 to 1922
10hbp – Donnie Sadler, born 06/17/1975, 2451st all time, played from 1998 to 2007
9hbp – Bob Coulson, born 06/17/1887, 2605th all time, played from 1908 to 1914