Matt Downs plunked at 100mph

Matt Downs of the Astros had the misfortune yesterday of being the first batter in the last three years to get hit by a pitch clocked by mlb.com’s pitchF/x system at 100mph. Chase Utley had one of those in the post season last year, but Downs is the first to get a triple digit plunking in the regular season, since 2008 when I started collecting the pitchF/x data. Both of those came from the same pitcher – Aroldis Chapman. Downs stayed in the game and scored a run.

Aaron Rowand got his 40th HBP as a Giant yesterday, which was also his 121st career plunk, tying him with Scott Rolen on the all time list, at 43rd place. Ian Kennedy threw that at him.

Chris Carpenter threw his 80th career plunk yesterday, and Miguel Batista threw his 75th. Tene Tosoni, Matt Tolbert, and Darwin Barney all got their first major league plunks.

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