plunks have monday off… almost.

July 26th, 2011 by pbr

There were only three HBPs yesterday, bringing the season total for Monday HBPs to just 90 – that’s 26 plunks below the next lowest plunk total for a single day of the week. 116 batters have been hit on Thursdays. Batters have been getting hit just once every 143.6 plate appearances on Mondays this year, which is actually only the 2nd worst day of the week by plunk rate because plunks have only occurred once every 145.9. There hasn’t been a day of the week with a plunk rate over 140 PAs per HBP since before the league expanded to 30 teams.

Logan Forsythe was among the three plunked batters yesterday, but he’d never before been plunked as a Major Leaguer. He’s the 276th player in Padres history to take at least 1 plunk for the team. Michael Stutes threw that one, bringing his career total to… 2.
Justin Turner got hit 7th career HBP, and his 7th of the season for the Mets on a pitch from Jose Arredondo. Turner is just the 10th Mets rookie to get hit 7 times. Ron Hunt still holds the Mets rookie record for HBPs with 13 in 1963, the Mets first year in the league. Jose Arredondo now has 2 career plunks.
Jack Hannahan got the other plunk yesterday, his first as a Cleveland Indian, on a pitch from Jorden Walden. Walden had never hit a batter before in the majors. He’s the 287th Angels pitcher ever to throw a plunk.

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