Posts Tagged ‘Rickie Weeks’

122 for Weeks!

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Cardinals pitcher Nicholas Greenwood hit Rickie Weeks with a pitch yesterday, delivering the 122nd plunk of Weeks major league career. Rickie is now tied with Miguel Tejada for 47th place all time, and he’s the Brewers all time leader. The Cardinals have hit Weeks 11 times, and yesterday’s was hit 60th HBP at Miller Park. He joins Derek Jeter, Chase Utley, Craig Biggio, Brady Anderson and Carlos Delgado among modern players who have 60 HBPs at a single ballpark.

Also in that game, Carlos Gomez got hit for the 11th time this season, putting him in a tie for the major league lead, with Neil Walker, Shin-Soo Choo and Russell Martin. Martin also got his 11th plunk yesterday in the Pirates-Reds game. That plunk was the 4,999th in Pirates history.

119! and 120!! for Rickie Weeks!

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Rickie Weeks had a throwback to his HBP glory days last night, taking two HBPs for the first time since May 11, 2012. Weeks collect career plunk number 119 in the 3rd inning and plunk number 120 in the 13th inning. His 13th inning plunk was the 2nd RBI plunk of his career, and gave the Brewers a 5-1 lead. This is the 2nd time Weeks has had a two plunk game where the HBPs occurred 10 innings apart, and the last time he did that was also May 11, 2012. Since 1969, there have been only 6 games where a batter got hit by a pitch, and then took another plunk 10 or more innings later, and two of those belong to Weeks. On May 11, 2012, he got hit in the 1st and 13th inning.
120 career plunks puts Weeks in a tie with Buck Herzog for 48th place on the all time list for career HBPs.

Not far behind Weeks on that list is Aramis Ramirez, who took his 115th plunk in that same game. He’s tied for 52nd on the all time list, tied with Sherm Lollar and Jimmy Dykes. Since 1969, this is the 18th time two players on the same team have gotten career plunks numbered 115 or higher in the same game.

The Mets have now plunked the Brewers 54 times.

Giambi does 180

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

Jason Giambi is the 11th most plunked major leaguer ever, and yesterday he got hit by Sergio Romo of the Giants. That gives Giambi a career total of 180 HBPs and leaves him 3 plunks away from tying Jake Beckley as the most plunked left handed batter ever. Beckley got hit 183 times from 1888 to 1907. Giambi has been hit by 28 of 30 major league teams, including 4 times by the Giants.

Rickie Weeks has been hit 100 times by teams that aren’t the Cubs, but yesterday the Cubs hit him for the 18th time, bringing his career total to 118. If Weeks had been hit by the rest of the league at the same rate the Cubs have hit him, he’d have 170 career plunks. Weeks is now tied with Jason Kendall as the 3rd most plunked Cubs opponent of the last 50 years, behind Craig Biggio‘s 19 and Ron Hunt‘s 25 plunks against the Cubs. That plunk was also Weeks’ 59th at Miller Park.

The Orioles have been hit in 5 consecutive games, which ties their longest streak of the live ball era. They’ve had 5 game plunk streaks in 1997, 2002, 2003 and 2010, but they’ve never reached 6 games with a plunk.

Prince Fielder also got hit by a pitch yesterday, bringing his total to 106. The Mariners are the 27th team to plunk Prince, and he just needs to get hit by the Tigers, Orioles and Brewers to have been plunked by every team.

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.