Posts Tagged ‘Carlos Quentin’

Busy night for people with 100 plunks

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Jason Giambi has now been hit by 177 pitches in his career, after Nick Tepesch hit him twice last night. Tepesch has hit 5 batters, all of them this year. Giambi is now 6 plunks behind Jake Beckley for the record of most plunked left handed batter of all time. Beckley got hit 183 time, left handed, from 1888 to 1907. Tommy Tucker was hit 272 times as a switch hitter, but records don’t indicate how many of those happened while he was batting lefty. Giambi is also one plunk behind Andres Galarraga for 11th place on the all time list.

Carlos Quentin was also plunked last night, for number 120 of his career. That puts him in a tie with Buck Herzog for 47th on the all time list. Quentin is also now 8th in Padres HBP history, after Paul Maholm hit him last night. Maholm also threw Quentin’s 110th plunk last August. Quentin was also plunked on June 12th in 2011 and 2008.

But, Quentin’s June 12th plunks aren’t quite as numerous as Kevin Youkilis‘. Youk was hit on June 12th in 2008, 2009, 2012 and again yesterday when Dan Straily hit him. Youk is now in sole posession of 70th place on the all time plunks list.

And, lastly among last night’s 5 plunks by players with over 100 HBPs, Aramis Ramirez collected his 102nd. Kevin Slowey hit him in the first inning, allowing Ramirez to get on base and score a run. Ramirez needs one more plunk to tie Jason Larue for 5th place in National League Central plunk history. That was the 21st of Ramirez’s HBPs that resulted in him scoring a run. The Brewers are the 3rd most plunked team this season, one plunk ahead of Carlos Quentin’s Padres.

Choo gets 15th!

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

Shin-Soo Choo has now tied the Reds single season record for HBPs by a left handed batter, getting his 15th of the season last night from Wandy Rodriguez. Ival Goodman got hit by 15 pitches in 1938 for the Reds, and the 1969 Reds saw Bobby Tolan get hit 15 times. But nobody has seen a left handed Cincinnati Red get hit 16 times in a season. Since 1969, only Choo this year, and Jason Kendall in 1998 have gotten 15 HBPs by the end of May. The single season HBP record for left handed batters is 31 by Steve Evans in 1910. The Reds single season record (regardless of batting hand) is 24 by Jason LaRue in 2004.

Also among yesterdays plunks was the 119th career plunk for Carlos Quentin. 119 plunks puts Quentin in 48th place on the all time HBP list, one plunk behind Buck Herzog. Blue Jays pitcher Chad Jenkins threw that one, making him the 13th Jays pitcher this year to hit a batter. The Blue Jays have had 27 different players pitch for them this year. Toronto used 34 pitchers last season, falling just 3 short of the 2002 Padres record of 37 pitchers used in one season.

Jamey Wright hits 148th batter, Quentin gets 118th plunk

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Veteran Rays relief pitcher Jamey Wright is now among the 20 most prolific throwers of plunks in major league history after throwing his 148th career plunk last night. He hit Jose Bautista to move into a tie for 19th place on the all time list, with a pair of 19th century hurlers, Adonis Terry and Bert Cunningham. Wright is also holds the record for hitting Jose Bautista with pitches, with yesterday’s plunk being the third time Wright has hit Bautista.

Carlos Quentin got another one Q’d up for him yesterday, giving him 118 career plunks. That moves him ahead of Melvin Mora on the all time list, giving him sole possession of 48th place. Quentin has been hit at a rate of 1 plunk every 24.16 plate appearances for his career, which leads all active players with at least 20 plate appearances.

Celebration gets out of hand after Quentin’s 116th HBP

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Zack Greinke hit Carlos Quentin with an 89mph 6th inning pitch last night marking the 3rd time Greinke has hit Quentin. Unfortunately, Greinke picked that moment to tell Carlos Quentin that he was no longer going to hit him with any pitches. That was the last one. But Quentin said “No! you can’t stop hitting me with pitches! I still need 170 more plunks to pass Craig Biggio on the all time plunks list!”, but Greinke held firm on his statement that he would plunk Q! no longer. “But, surely you would reconsider if you knew that Nick Blackburn has hit me with four pitches, and you have only hit me three times!” said Quentin, leading Greinke to say “I can’t hear you – there are thousands of screaming people – come over here if you want to talk to me!”. So, Quentin went to the mound to continue the negotiations, but he was perhaps a little overenthusiastic to continue the discussion… and things went down hill from there. And now Zack Greinke has a broken collar bone, and Carlos Quentin is still in 49th place on the all time list, one HBP behind Melvin Mora. Greinke hadn’t hit Quentin since April 8, 2009. Quentin has been hit 4 times in his career on April 11th.

Paul Konerko also got hit by a pitch yesterday, but managed to continue playing baseball afterward. He now has 97 career plunks. 94 of those have been while he played in the American League Central, where he’s the most plunked player of all time. Dan Haren threw that one, his 51st. That was Konerko’s first plunk at Nationals Park.

Torii Hunter‘s plunk from Steve Delabar was his 78th, but it was also the 1000th plunk ever recorded by a batter born in Arkansas.

Padres and Dodgers manage the game just for me

Friday, September 28th, 2012

It’s not every night that both teams in one game make management moves as though they were managing the game just for me.  But, in the 6th inning of the Padres-Dodgers game last night, the Padres loaded the bases with two out.  They decided it was time for a pinch hitter, and went to Carlos Quentin.  What better choice did they have, in a bases loaded situation that Q! with his 5 career RBI plunks, 113 total HBPs, and a National League leading 16 plunks this year.  Well, the Dodgers had to counter that move, and they did it exactly how I would draw it up if I could have scripted the game before hand.  They looked in their bullpen and saw 145 time plunk thrower Jamey Wright.  A pitcher who has hit 5 batters with the bases loaded in his career.  It took 4 pitches to achieve the inevitable result – Quentin’s 114th career plunk and Wright’s 146th.  And, the 6th RBI plunk for each of them.  Wright is now tied with Charlie Hough for the most RBI plunks by any pitcher in the division era.  Quentin is one of 7 active players with at least 6 rbi plunks.  Wright’s 146 would tie him with Jamie Moyer for the lead among active pitchers, if Moyer were actually still active.  They’re both tied for 21st on the all time hit batters list, with Silver King.  Quentin is tied for 51st place on the all time list with Bill Freehan and Frankie Crosetti.

Joining Quentin in a tie with Prince Fielder for the Major League lead in plunks last night is Kevin Youkilis.  Youk, Q!, and Prince are all tied with 17 plunks this season, after James Shields hit Youkilis in the 5th inning.  That was also Youk’s 99th career plunk, and the 3rd time Shields has hit him.  Fielder and Youkilis will be battling for the AL plunk title in these last few games while their teams fight for the AL Central title.

Alex Rodriguez also got hit by a pitch in the 9th inning of his game, giving him 167 career plunks.  That’s the 16th most all time, and he’s 5 plunks behind Carlos Delgado for 15th.  Batters whose first names start with A and whose last names end in z have been hit 533 times in the major leagues.  Rodriguez has been hit 95 times since joining the Yankees.


Quentin breaks Padres single season HBP record!!

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

Over the past two seasons, Carlos Quentin has been getting hit by a pitch at a rate of about 34 times per 162 games. If he played every game this year, he’d be on pace to get hit 37 times in the season, which would be the most since Ron Hunt‘s 50 plunk year in 1971. But, instead he’s only played 69 games this year, which is still enough for him to break the Padres single season plunk record. Quentin got his 16th of the season on a pitch from Diamondbacks pitcher Ian Kennedy, and that plunk was also the 800th in Chase Field History. Only 23 players have been hit by 16 pitches in their Padres career, and Quentin has now done that in a season where he didn’t play until May 28th. His 16 plunks make him the major league leader this year. Overall, Quentin is up to 113 HBPs, and still in 53rd place on the all time list for career HBPs.

Also yesterday, Chase Utley got hit by a pitch for the 145th time in his career, trying him with Jose Guillen for 22nd place all time. That plunk was also the 200th time a pitcher from the Nationals franchise has hit the Phillies (including the Montreal years).

Blake Beavan threw the 1700th plunk in Mariners franchise history yesterday, and he threw it at Kevin Youkilis, who now leads the American League with 13 HBPs this year. Youk is up to 95 plunks in his career, moving closer to the 100 plunk milestone.

7 of yesterday’s 15 HBPs were recorded by 3rd basemen, making that the most HBPs on a single day this year recorded by people playing the same position. Left Fielders got hit 6 times on July 6th. 7 hbps were recorded by 2nd basemen on May 22nd last year, and 7 HBPs by first basemen occurred on May 14, 2004, and 7 right fielders were plunked on April 23, 1978. But prior to yesterday, there had never been a 7 plunk day for third basemen since before the league split into divisions (if ever).

Quentin ties Padres single season record!!

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Kevin Correia threw a pitch somewhere near Carlos Quentin, and Carlos Quentin turned that pitch into his 15th plunk of the season.  That ties the Padres single season record set by Kevin Kouzmanoff in 2008.  If Quentin can stay healthy, he’ll have 38 more games to get one more plunk to take the record for himself.  Quentin’s 112 career plunks give him sole possession of 53rd place on the all time list for career plunks, and his 15 plunks this year lead the major leagues.

Gavin Floyd extended his major league leading HBP total to 14 by hitting Raul Ibanez with a pitch.   That plunk was the 1900th ever thrown by a pitcher born in Maryland.   Floyd has a 3 plunk lead on every other pitcher in the majors this year.

Joba Chamberlain achieved his life long goal of hitting Kevin Youkilis with a pitch, after several near misses when Youk played for the Red Sox.   Youkilis is up to 11 HBPs this season, and 93 for his career.

Ryan Doumit got his 50th HBP, taking a plunking from Brandon McCarthy.

Q! gets !!!th, one short of Padres single season record, ties league lead

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Carlos Quentin is now the 2nd player in San Diego Padres history to get hit by 14 pitches in a single season, and it’s only taken him 64 games to do so.   Only Kevin Kouzmanoff has been hit more in one season as a Padre, with his 15 plunk season in 2008.  For his career, Quentin is up to 111 HBPs, which puts him in a tie for 53rd place on the all time HBP list, tied with Andre Dawson, Steve Evans and Luis Gonzalez.  Quentin’s 14 plunks this year also put him in a tie with Carlos Ruiz for the Major League lead this year.

Clint Barmes got plunked in the 17th inning of yesterday’s very long Cardinals-Pirates game, a game so long it could have been called a conjoined double header.  That plunk by Joe Kelly loaded the bases for the Pirates in the top of the 17th, leading to Kelly’s removal from the game, and Garrett Jones subsequent RBI single.  But the Pirates didn’t actually win the game until the 19th.

Michael Saunders finally took his first major league HBP yesterday, after 1,073 plate appearances of avoiding plunks.  Samuel Deduno of the Twins proved to be the first pitcher able to plunk Saunders.  Saunders had been the active leader in not ever getting hit, just ahead of Danny Valencia‘s 1,071 career plate appearances with 0 career HBPs.

Zack Greinke threw his 45th career HBP, and that one was his first ever with the bases loaded.  He hit Elliot Johnson, and that was his first RBI plunk as well.

Travis Ishikawa got hit for the Brewers, making that the team’s 69th plunk of the year, and the 1,005th plunk ever recorded by a batter born in the state of Washington.

291 for Q!, Youk, and Prince

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Carlos Quentin was among the 13 batters who got hit by pitches yesterday, and he now has a career total of 110 HBPs. He has 13 this season, one behind Carlos Ruiz for the major league lead, and two behind Kevin Kouzmanoff for the Padres single season record for getting hit by pitches. Quentin is up to 56th place on the all time list for career plunks, tied with George Burns. That was the first of Quentin’s 110 plunks to be thrown by Paul Maholm.

Kevin Youkilis collected plunk number 91 of his career, and his 9th of the season on a pitch from Ricky Romero. Youk has been hit 14 times by the Blue Jays, and Romero has hit him twice now.

Prince Fielder‘s plunk yesterday was his 90th, but it was the first for Jeff Manship, who failed to hit the first 307 batters he faced in the majors. Fielder has been hit 12 times this year, and is now tied for the AL lead in plunks, with Josh Willingham. Manship is the 378th player to throw a plunk for the Twins franchise.

Danny Espinosa got his 11th of the season, and number 30 of his career, becoming the first Washington National to get hit 30 times in a span of two seasons. The last person to do that in the Nationals franchise was FP Santangelo, when they were the Expos.

Mark Ellis got his 60th career HBP, and Brian McCann got his 30th. Ricky Romero threw his 40th, hitting Alejandro De Aza. (Youkilis was his 41st plunk).

Quentin 108, Weeks 104

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Carlos Quentin picked up his 108th career plunk and number 11 of his 2012 season yesterday, when Nathan Eovaldi hit him. That was the first time Quentin has been plunked by a pitcher with a last name that starts with E, and now he’s been hit by a pitch thrown by a pitcher with every last initial except I, K, U and X (but there’s still never been a major league players with X for a last initial). Quentin’s 108 career plunks tie him with Mo Vaughn and Bill Joyce for 59th place on the all time list, and Marlins Park is the 21st park Quentin has been plunked in. Quentin is tied for 40th on the Padres career HBP list, and tied for 264th in career plate appearance for the team.

Rickie Weeks was also hit by a pitch yesterday, giving him 104 for his career and 9 this year. That was also his 50th plunk at Miller Park – since 1969 only 10 other players have been hit by 50 pitches at a single ballpark (though Craig Biggio got hit over 50 times at 2 different parks). Derek Jeter and Chase Utley are the only other active batters with 50 plunks at one park, and Utley and Weeks are the active ones who have been hit 50 times at a park that’s still standing. Weeks now has sole possession of 68th place on the all time plunks list, and he’s tied for 4th in the 2012 plunk race with current teammate Ryan Braun, and former teammate Prince Fielder.

Also yesterday, Albert Pujols picked up plunk number 80 of his career, and Todd Helton got hit by a 98.6mph Aroldis Chapman pitch. That’s tied for the 5th fastest plunk this season. Chapman has hit three batters this season, and all three are among the 7 fastest this year.

(For those curious about who else has been hit 50 times at one ball park since 1969, Craig Biggio was hit 92 times at the Astrodome and 56 times at Minute Maid Park, Brady Anderson was hit 66 times at Camden Yards, Derek Jeter was hit 66 times at old Yankee Stadium, Chase Utley is up to 64 at Citizens Bank Park, Carlos Delgado got 61 at SkyDome aka Rogers Centre, Melvin Mora had 58 at Camden Yards, Larry Walker experienced 55 plunkings at Coors Field, Ron Hunt scored cinquante-quatre plunks at Parc Jarry in Montreal, Craig Wilson got hit 52 times at PNC Park, and Brian Downing had 50 and Angels Stadium.)