Duda’s 10th plunk proves useful

May 10th, 2012 by pbr

Lucas Duda picked a nice opportunity to get his 10th career plunk in yesterday’s game against the Phillies. Duda’s Mets were down 4-3 in the 7th inning with the bases loaded when Kyle Kendrick left a pitch in the batters box, right where Duda could get hit by it. That was the 2nd time Kendrick has plunked Duda, and the Mets went on to take the lead and win the game.

Joel Hanrahan threw plunk number 10 of his career. He’s thrown 5 in home games and 5 in road games.

Marlon Byrd add a 73rd plunk to his collection, donated by Bruce Chen of the Royals. That was Byrd’s first HBP for the Red Sox.

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2 Responses to “Duda’s 10th plunk proves useful”

  1. Bradley says:

    Has there ever been a walk-off plunk?

  2. pbr says:

    Sure, they come up around once or twice per year. Jonny Gomes had one for the A’s on April 11th this year, and that was the 2nd of his career. Gomes also had the 2nd most recent walkoff plunk, on August 20th last year for the Nationals. Kosuke Fukudome and Justin Turner also did it once each last year.
    But no one has ever won a postseason game with a walkoff plunk.

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