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Monday, June 24, 2019

Dietrich hit record-breaking 6th time in series

Dietrich didn’t budge, and the pitch hit him on the right arm. It was the sixth time he was hit by a pitch in the series, which set a new Major League record.

During Friday’s 11-7 win over Milwaukee, Dietrich was hit by pitches three times, and it happened twice more on Thursday during a 7-1 victory. According to Elias, he became the first player to be hit by pitches five times in a series of any length since Washington’s Jake Stahl in 1904.

Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell argued Friday that Dietrich was leaning into the pitches rather than trying to avoid them.

The left-handed Claudio was brought in specifically to face the lefty-hitting Dietrich and threw only two pitches. Brewers fans booed upon the record-breaker. Meanwhile, Dietrich simply removed the protective shield that covered his elbow and put up six fingers in the air as he headed to first base.

Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: June 24, 2019 at 05:18 AM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: June 24, 2019 at 12:49 PM (#5855346)
According to Elias, he became the first player to be hit by pitches five times in a series of any length since Washington’s Jake Stahl in 1904.

I'm a little surprised to learn the record wasn't already held by A.J. Pierzynski.
   2. Man o' Schwar Posted: June 24, 2019 at 12:52 PM (#5855348)
Dietrich's big weekend leaves him with 15 HBP and 18 HRs on the season, putting him on pace for a 30-30 season in HBP and HRs.

2 guys previously had 30/30 seasons, and 1 guy had a season with 29 HR/30 HBP.
   3. RJ in TO Posted: June 24, 2019 at 12:58 PM (#5855355)
I'm a little surprised to learn the record wasn't already held by A.J. Pierzynski.
There's no point in throwing at someone who enjoys it.

Pierzynski actually got hit much less often than I would have guessed - 129 times in 7815 PA, which was still roughly double the league average rate, but not some crazy outlier. Given his reputation as the King of ########, you would have expected him to get thrown at on a daily basis.
   4. Master of the Horse Posted: June 24, 2019 at 01:20 PM (#5855359)
FWIW the home plate ump and Dietrich looked to be chatting for more than just hello on Sunday. I wonder if the umpire told him not to expect any benefit of the doubt. But it's also true that Woody throws 95 and up so maybe Dietrich wasn't as interested as taking one for the team armor or no armor
   5. bfan Posted: June 24, 2019 at 01:43 PM (#5855374)
I'm a little surprised to learn the record wasn't already held by A.J. Pierzynski.


Good lord man, A.J. had a high HBP of 15 in one season and never led the league. Ron Hunt (1963-1974) led the league in HBP for 6 straight years, and had a high of 50 HBP in one year.
   6. SoSH U at work Posted: June 24, 2019 at 01:51 PM (#5855379)
If Tim Locastro ever gets regular playing time, he could challenge this mark.

High HBP numbers are one of the few stats that are truly the result of "want to." That and SB Attempts.
   7. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: June 24, 2019 at 02:01 PM (#5855387)
Dietrich didn’t budge,
It's ridiculous that this rule is never enforced. The extent to which umpires just refuse to do anything that requires them to exercise judgment and discretion -- while apparently simultaneously believing that they are each entitled to their own strike zone -- is very frustrating.
   8. Itchy Row Posted: June 24, 2019 at 02:22 PM (#5855397)
Ron Hunt (1963-1974) led the league in HBP for 6 straight years, and had a high of 50 HBP in one year.
Hunt really is the king. bb-ref says there have been 19 player months with 9 or more HBP. Hunt has seven of those.
   9. Master of the Horse Posted: June 24, 2019 at 02:47 PM (#5855403)
7--Do you want this enforced against Rizzo? Legit curious since AR does the whole stand on the plate routine gets hit about 20 times a season and Brewer fans think all of them are bullshit. Ha, ha
   10. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: June 24, 2019 at 02:48 PM (#5855408)
I loved the passion of it all. The crowd booing his 6th plunking, him jogging to first holding up six fingers a la Michael Jordan.

Happy Base Ball!!
   11. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: June 24, 2019 at 02:48 PM (#5855409)
7--Do you want this enforced against Rizzo? Legit curious since AR does the whole stand on the plate routine gets hit about 20 times a season and Brewer fans think all of them are bullshit. Ha, ha
Yep. Enforce it against everyone. Brewer fans are right about that one.
   12. Master of the Horse Posted: June 24, 2019 at 02:54 PM (#5855414)
11-Credit to you for being philosophically consistent. Seriously if players are willing to sacrifice some pain and umpires won't act why not? Getting on base matters. Though has anyone researched if guys who get hit a lot suffer any career consequences? Are careers shortened by all the pitches hitting the body?

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