MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JUNE 15: Trevor Plouffe #24 of the Minnesota Twins hits a solo home run against the Milwaukee Brewers during the fifth inning on June 15, 2012 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
In one of the more unusual stat lines of the day, Trevor Plouffe managed to draw three walks in today's game. He's only the second opposing player to draw at least three walks in a game against the Brewers this season, and the third in the last two seasons. Before that, it was a little more common to see three walk games. Here's the count from the last five seasons:
|Season||3+ Walk Games|
Here are the last ten players to accomplish this feat against the Brewers:
|Date||Opponent||Opposing Player||Number of Walks|
There's a couple of patterns here. The three walk games tend to come in groups of two or more, and the Twins have now been responsible for three of the last ten occurrences.
If you go back a little further, you can find a few other interesting facts. The last time an opposing batter had four walks in a game was on September 15, 2009. Two Cubs had four walk games that day: Derrek Lee and Ryan Theriot.