HBPs of note: May 18, 2010
Rickie Weeks has now been hit 5 times by 24 year old right handed pitchers, but overall he’s been hit 68 times. He still needs 27 more to catch Geoff Jenkins for the Brewers record. Weeks is the most plunked batter born in 1982, 9 ahead of Grady Sizemore.
Chris Carpenter hit two batters yesterday, which moves him past Lefty Tyler on the all time hit batters list for pitchers born in New Hampshire. Carpenter is now #2 on that list, just 3 plunks behind Stan Williams for the New Hampshire record. That was also Carpenter’s 13th plunk at the new Busch Stadium, which ties Jason Marquis for the park record for career hit batters.
CJ Wilson took the league lead in hitting batters with a plunk against Mike Napoli, who he also hit last June 30th. This was Wilson’s 6th of the season, but it was both players 27th career plunk.
Gabe Kapler took an otherwise unimportant plunk for the Tampa Bay Rays (although he did score a run off it), but that plunk made Kapler the 100th player ever to take an HBP for the Rays. David Huff threw that historic pitch.
Roger Bernardina got his first career HBP, and Kanekoa Texeira threw plunk #1 of his career. Carl Pavano threw his 70th.