Eduardo Rodriguez first pitcher plunked in World Series in 50 years
Boston Red Sox left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez was hit by a Los Angeles Dodgers Rich Hill pitch in the third inning of Game 4 on Saturday night, becoming the first pitcher to get plunked in a World Series game in 50 years.
In Game 5 of the 1968 World Series, St. Louis Cardinals starter Nelson Briles was hit in the seventh inning by Detroit Tigers pitcher Mickey Lolich. Before that, a pitcher had been hit six times in World Series history.
Rodriguez was hit on his right, non-throwing arm and stayed in the game. He was subsequently forced out at second on a slow ground ball.
The 25-year-old had 13 previous career at-bats in the majors and had never reached base. Earlier in the at-bat, Rodriguez lost his bat on a foul ball.
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