Archive for August 6th, 2012

Espinosa gets 10th

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Danny Espinosa reached double digits in HBPs for the season when Ricky Nolasco hit him yesterday, making this the 2nd consecutive year for the Nationals second basemen with at least 10 HBPs. He’s tied for 3rd in the NL with Rickie Weeks and Ryan Braun, and he’s up to 29 plunks for his career.  Espinosa is the first National to get 10 plunks in consecutive years since Nick Johnson in 2005 and 2006.

Pirates rookie Starling Marte got his first career HBP, and it only took him 44 plate appearances. He’s the 702nd player to take a plunk for the Pirates.

Ichiro got plunked by the Mariners again, and that particular plunk was the 200th in the history of games between the Mariners and Yankees. He’s now been hit twice as a Yankee facing Seattle, but he only got hit once as a Mariner facing the Yankees.

The most plunked batters born on August 6th

Monday, August 6th, 2012

109hbp – Sherry Magee, born 08/06/1884, 57th all time, played from 1904 to 1919
47hbp – Ray Blades, born 08/06/1896, 464th all time, played from 1922 to 1932
33hbp – Sam Mertes, born 08/06/1872, 835th all time, played from 1896 to 1906
24hbp – Joe Birmingham, born 08/06/1884, 1227th all time, played from 1906 to 1914
21hbp – Ken Phelps, born 08/06/1954, 1406th all time, played from 1980 to 1990