On May 14, 1995, Chris Gomez, Chris Hoiles, and Chris Sabo were all hit by pitches, making that the only day since 1969 on which three different batters named Chris were hit by pitches. But yesterday, Chris Heisey, Chris Davis, Khris Davis, and Chris Iannetta were all hit by pitches.
In San Francisco, Ryan Vogelsong set a new park record for total hit batters, throwing his 18th AT&T Park plunk. He hit Hanley Ramirez to break a three way tie for the record with Tim Lincecum and Jonathan Sanchez.
Red Sox rookie infielder Xander Bogaerts received his first major league plunk yesterday, getting hit by John Danks in the 3rd inning, and then got his 2nd major league plunk in the 11th inning from Daniel Webb. That one was Webb’s first as a major leaguer. The Red Sox have been hit by pitches in 4 consecutive games. Their live ball era record for plunk streaks is 7 games.
Stolmy Pimentel hit a batter for the first time in his career, and that’s important because it’s fun to write Stolmy Pimentel. He’s the 603rd pitcher ever to throw a plunk for the Pirates.