Yu Darvish, Junichi Tazawa and Hiroki Kuroda each hit a batter yesterday, making it just the 2nd day ever on which three different pitchers born in Japan hit a batter. The other time was August 8, 2000 when Mac Suzuki, Kaz Sasaki and Craig House hit batters.
Clay Buchhulz hit Cliff Pennington of the A’s, and that was the 600th plunk ever recorded by a batter born in 1984. Chris Parmalee’s plunk from C.J. Wilson was the 50 time a batter born in 1988 has been hit by a pitch. The 1988 batch of major leaguers is 6 plunks behind the 1989 group.
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