Hessman's hit-by-pitch mark
When Mike Hessman was hit by two different pitches in the second inning tonight, he actually entered some pretty rare company. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, just four other players in modern baseball history have done it. Ex-Oriole Brady Anderson was the most recent, having been plunked by two Mike Morgan pitches in the opening inning against the Rangers on May 23, 1999. Former Rockies slugger Andres Galarraga (July 12, 1996), Mets All-Star Frank Thomas (April 29, 1962) and Cincinnati’s Willard Schmidt (April 26, 1959) are the others.