Moyer continues his reign of terror against rookies

hbps of note: April 27, 2010

Ancient Phillies pitcher Jamie Moyer threw his 140th career plunk yesterday, and his 2nd of this season.  He hit Giants rookie Matt Downs, making this the 2nd time this season he’s hit a batter who had never been plunked before.  Moyer’s 140th plunk moves him ahead of Kevin Brown on the all time hbps list into 16th place (give or take a few badly documented 19th century guys).

Scott Rolen collected plunk number 113 of his career, which puts him in 47th place on the all time list.  But, he was in 47th place before that too.  Bud Norris contributed that one, which was just his 4th career plunking.  Norris is tied for 7th in HBPs among pitchers named Bud.

Ty Wigginton got his 40th plunk, Michael Bourn got his 5th and Matt Holiday got his 58th.  Bourn’s plunk was the 3700th by a batter from Texas, and it was the first time an Astro got plunked batting leadoff in the 1st inning since Josh Anderson on September 25, 2007.  Bourn still needs 39 lead off plunks to break Craig Biggio’s team record for getting plunked as Houston’s first batter of the game.

Of the 7 batters plunked yesterday, 4 of them were hit in the 6th inning.


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