Posts Tagged ‘Rickie Weeks’

Rickie Weeks achieves 117th HBP

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

Brewers all time plunk leader Rickie Weeks got hit by another pitch yesterday, delivered by Jordan Zimmerman.  Weeks now has 117 plunks in his career, and that ties him with Melvin Mora for 49th place on the all time list. Weeks needs 3 more plunks to catch Buck Herzog for 48th place.  He’s been hit 58 times at Miller Park, and that’s 25 more Miller Park plunks than any other player.  The Washington Nationals have hit Rickie Weeks 8 times.

Daniel Nava took a plunk from Randall Delgado yesterday, giving him 12 for the season.  That ties him with Josh Willingham for the American League lead.  Delgado also hit Nava last season, while pitching for the Braves.

Rickie Weeks moves into the top 50 with 115th plunk

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

The Arizona Diamonbacks plunked Rickie Weeks again yesterday, making that two consecutive games they’ve plunked the Brewers 2nd baseman. Weeks now has 115 career plunks, and that puts him in a tie for 50th place on the all time HBP list. He has the same number of career plunks as Sherm Lollar and Jimmie Dykes, and he’s two plunks behind Melvin Mora. July has been Weeks favorite month to get plunked, with 27. Yesterday’s plunk was also the 20th time Weeks has been hit on a Friday, and it was delivered by Patrick Corbin.

John Lackey threw the 105th plunk of his career, which leaves him 3 plunks away from the John Lackey era record. Since Lackey entered the majors in 2002, only Vicente Padilla has hit more batters, with 108. He ranks 71st on the all time plunks list, tied with Jim Lonborg, Jeff Pfeffer, and Ed Willet. The target of Lackey’s 105th plunk was Yoennis Cespedes, and he’s the 12th Oakland batter Lackey has hit.

Shane Victorino took his 60th career plunk, making him the first Hawaiian to reach that milestone.

114 for Rickie Weeks!

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Brad Ziegler is now last, alphabetically, among the 93 pitchers who have hit Rickie Weeks with a pitch. Ziegler hit Weeks in the 9th inning of the Brewers-Diamondbacks game last night, improving Weeks’ Brewers record plunk total to 114. He’s only the 18th batter to get hit 114 times for a single team. Weeks has been hit 58 times in road games, and 26 times in July. Among active players only Miguel Tejada and semi-active Alex Rodriguez have been hit by more pitches in July. The Diamondbacks are now tied for 2nd in plunks thrown this season, while the Brewers are the third most plunked team in the league.

Andy Pettitte threw his 50th plunk as a Yankee yesterday, hitting Royals outfielder Alex Gordon. Pettitte has hit a total of 55 in his career, but his 50 Yankees plunks rank him 5th in team history. He’s 2 behind Ray Caldwell for 4th place among Yankee plunkers, and Mariano Rivera is in 6th place with 46 hit batters. Alex Gordon is the 8th most plunked Royal of all time, one plunk behind Joe Randa.

Rickie Weeks gets 112th HBP

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Rickie Weeks has now been plunked 17 times by the Chicago Cubs, and twice by Matt Garza. Garza plunked Weeks in the 3rd inning with a 92.6mph pitch. With 112 career plunks, Weeks now has sole possession of 54th place on the all time list for career HBPs, and he has moved ahead of Luis Gonzalez for 8th place among batters with the astrological sign Virgo. He’s the 18th batter ever to get hit 112 times for a single team, and he’s been hit 55 times at Miller Park now. Garza is the 9th 29 year old pitcher to plunk Weeks.

Austin Jackson got plunked for the first time this season, breaking a streak of 468 plate appearances without an HBP. Adrian Beltre broke a 344 plate appearance plunkless streak as well yesterday.

Hudson’s 110th is Weeks 111th

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

Pitchers named Tim have now hit 617 batters, and 110 of those plunks have been thrown by Tim Hudson. Hudson is 64th on the all time list for hitting batters, just one plunk behind Pedro Astacio and AJ Burnett. Among those 110 plunks for Hudson, he has only hit the Brewers twice, hitting Carlos Gomez last September, and Rickie Weeks yesterday. For Weeks, that was the 111th plunk of his career, which puts him in a 4 way tie for 54th place among the all time leaders in being plunked. Joining him with 111 career plunks are Andre Dawson, Steve Evans, and Luis Gonzalez. Weeks, Gonzalez and Dawson were all born in Florida, and are all tied for 3rd place in HBPs among batters born in Florida. Weeks has now been hit 54 times at Miller Park, but only once by the Braves. He’s been hit 3 times by pitchers named Tim, with one each by Hudson, Redding and Lincecum.

Key extra inning plunks kick off the real season

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

109 for Rickie Weeks! Rickie Weeks picked up his 109th career plunk, and timed it nicely in the 10th inning of the Brewers game against Colorado. That plunk put Weeks on base to score the winning run on a walkoff sac-fly. 109 plunks extend Weeks’ Brewers franchise record, and he also extended his Miller Park record total to 53. On the all time list for career HBPs, he’s tied for 58th with Manny Ramirez and Sherry Magee.

In Cincinnati, Angels pinch hitter Hank Conger took a two out plunk in the top of the 13th inning to load the bases, setting up Chris Iannetta‘s two run single that held up as the game winning rbis. Conger didn’t score himself, but it was still a clutch 13th inning HBP. JJ Hoover threw that one for the Reds, and it was his first plunk as a major league pitcher. He’s the 599th pitcher to throw a plunk for the Reds.

AJ Burnett threw the 108th plunk of his career yesterday, hitting Nate Schierholtz. Burnett is tied for 64th on the all time list for hitting batters, tied with Tim Hudson, Gaylord Perry, and Billy Rhines. Burnett and Hudson are behind only Jamey Wright among active pitchers.

Shin-Soo Choo extended his South Korean record plunk total to 56, and Mark Ellis extended his record total for players born in South Dakota to 62.

April 2nd is the birthday of 19th century plunk master Hughie Jennings – the all time leader with 287 career HBPs – so it’s a good day for everyone to take some plunks.

Weeks gets 108th, Brewers get 23rd plunk on a Friday

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

Rickie Weeks has now tied Fernando Vina for third place in National League Central division HBP history, getting hit by 108 pitches.  Vina got hit 108 times while playing for the Brewers in 1998 and 1999, and the Cardinals from 2000 to 2003.  Weeks has gotten all 108 of his career plunks with the Brewers, and holds that club’s franchise record.  On the all time list Weeks 108 plunks rank 60th, tied with Mo Vaugh and Bill JoyceCorey Hart also got hit in that game (Kyle McPherson hit them both in the 2nd inning), and that means the Brewers have been hit 23 times on Fridays this year.  That’s the most plunks on a single day of the week in live ball era history.  Since 1920, the only other team to get hit 22 times in a season, on one day of the week was the 1997 Pirates, who got hit 22 times on Sundays.  The Brewers still have 4 more games on Fridays to add to their record.  The Brewers are also now at 76 HBPs this year, and their franchise record for plunks in a season is 82.

Weeks has been hit 13 times this season, and he’s 3 behind Carlos Quentin for the NL most plunkable player award.

Prince Fielder also got hit yesterday, for his 13th of the season, and his 91st overall.  Fielder is one plunk behind Josh Willingham for the American League lead.

Weeks achieves 107th HBP

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Rickie Weeks has now been hit 16 times by the Cubs and 91 times by every other team in the league, after Cubs starter Travis Wood hit him in the first inning yesterday. He now has 9 HBPs as a visitor to Wrigley Field, and that ties him with Prince Fielder for the lead in that particular split. Weeks’ 16 plunks against the Cubs give him a 5 plunk lead over any other active player in the getting hit by Cubs category. Craig Biggio only got hit 19 times against the Cubs. 107 career plunks puts Weeks in 62nd place on the all time list, tied with Pete Rose, Jason LaRue, and Wally Schang. Travis Wood hit Weeks one other time, on October 1, 2010, pitching for the Reds. The Brewers are now up to 74 HBPs, 8 short of their franchise record for plunks in a season.

Josh Willingham took another HBP yesterday, bringing him to 14 plunks on the season, and putting him one ahead of Kevin Youkilis for the American League lead. Willingham is up to 89 HBPs for his career.

Danny Espinosa is up to 12 plunks this season after Ricky Nolasco hit him yesterday, and that was the 31st career HBP for both Espinosa and Nolasco. Nolasco also hit Espinosa on August 5th this year.

Brewers break live ball era record for plunks on Fridays, Rays throw 1000th

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

Rickie Weeks picked up the 106th plunk of his career last night, getting hit by Jared Hughes of the Pirates. That was the 21st time this year that a Brewer has been hit by a pitch on a Friday, and since 1920, no other team has done that. The only other teams to get hit 21 times on a single day of the week in one season are the 2011 Nationals (21 on Sundays), 2008 Indians (21 on Tuesdays), 2003 Rangers (21 on Saturdays), 2003 Dodgers (21 on Tuesdays), 2001 A’s (21 on Thursdays), and the 1997 Pirates (22 on Sundays). The Brewers have a 21 plunk lead on the rest of the league, but their are only two days of the week on which the Brewers have been hit the most, Fridays and Tuesdays.
Rickie Weeks’ 106 HBPs put him in 65th place on the all time list, tied with Barry Bonds. He’s 2 plunks behind Fernando Vina for 3rd place in the NL Central division, but he’s 107 plunks behind Jason Kendall for 2nd place in the division.

Matt Moore of the Rays hit Oakland’s Derek Norris with a pitch, and that throw was the 1000th plunk ever thrown by the Rays. Since joining the Rays joined the league in 1998, only the Red Sox have hit more batters with 1062.

Derek Jeter got hit by Cory Kluber in the Yankees game against the Indians, and that brings his career total to 163. He’s two plunks away from tying Don Baylor for the American League East division HBP record. And he’s 17th on the all time HBP list.

Torii Hunter got his 75th HBP yesterday, and Edwin Encarnacion got his 60th.

Weeks 105th among 16 plunk day

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Rickie Weeks and Ryan Braun of the Brewers and Scott Moore and Matt Downs of the Astros were all hit by pitches in yesterdays Astros-Brewers game, making that the first four plunk game between those two teams since April 19, 2003 when Craig Biggio added plunk number 217 to his collection.  Weeks was hit for the 105th time in his career, pushing him into 66th place on the all time list for career plunks, tied with Mark Grudzielanek and Dan Brouthers.  He’s up to 10 plunks this season, but so is teammate Ryan Braun after also taking a plunk yesterday.  Braun’s plunk was the 2nd time he’s been hit by Francisco Cordero.  The Brewers have been hit by a pitch in five consecutive games now, making this just the 8th time in franchise history they’ve have a plunk streak that long.  They’ve only gotten to 6 consecutive games with a plunk once – in July of 2001, when their streak made it to 7 consecutive games.

Hanley Ramirez picked up his first HBP for the Dodgers yesterday, and it was the 4,400th in Dodgers history.  Hanley is the 678th player to get hit by at least one pitch for the Dodgers.

Andruw Jones got his 95th career plunk, his second plunk delivered by Luis AyalaDanny Espinosa got his 9th plunk of the year, and Shin-Soo Choo got his 8th.  Bronson Arroyo hit Kip Wells yesterday, making him the 9th pitcher to get hit by a pitch this year.