Jon Jay took an HBP from Mat Latos last night, making that the 15th time Jay has been plunked at the current version of Busch Stadium. That ties him with Matt Holiday for the park record in career HBPs. Fernando Vina held the record at the old Busch Stadium, with 45, but so far no one has been hit more than 15 times at the new Busch. That will change as soon as Jay or Holiday gets hit again.
Juan Pierre increased his career plunk total to 102, adding a plunking from Bobby Parnell of the Mets. That’s the 4th time Pierre has been hit by the Mets, among his 102 career plunks. Pierre holds the record for most HBPs by a batter born in Alabama, and is now tied with Orlando Cepeda for 73rd place on the all time list for career HBPs.
Robbie Grossman got hit by Andy Pettitte in the Astros-Yankees game last night, giving him his first major league plunk. Grossman is the 277th batter in Astros history, which means the Astros are still 8 plunked batters short of having one batter with an HBP for every HBP Craig Biggio took himself for the Astros. Grossman is 23, and Pettitte is 40 so that plunk has the largest gap between the ages of the pitcher and batter since Jamie Moyer hit Mat Latos on May 27, 2012.
Travis Hafner also got hit in that Yankees-Astros game, extending his North Dakota plunk record to 87, and Austin Romine became the 556th batter ever plunked for the Yankees, while recording the 10th HBP ever seen in a game between the Yankees and Astros.