Shin-Soo Choo – you may remember him from such plunkings as the other 11 times he’s been hit by pitches this year – he got another one yesterday, in the 2nd inning from Ricky Nolasco. This is the 2nd of Choo’s 12 HBPs that have resulted in him scoring a run after reaching on a plunk. The Reds single season record for a left handed batter is just 15, last achieved in 1969 by Bobby Tolan and before that in 1938 by Ival Goodman. Choo has 3 plunks against the Marlins this year.
Prince Fielder moved one plunk closer to 100, getting his 99th career plunk on a pitch from Wesley Wright. Wright also threw Fielder’s 97th plunk, 12 days before. Fielder is tied for 77th on the all time list with Eddie Yost, Bucky Harris and Elmer Flick.
Martin Prado broke a streak of 719 plate appearances without an HBP yesterday, and Jacoby Ellsbury broke a plunkless streak of 512 plate appearances. Ellsbury had been the 2013 leader in plate appearances among the unplunked this year, but that title now falls to Manny Machado.