When the Arizona Diamondbacks lost their NLDS series to the Brewers, they didn’t just lose the series, they lost their claim as the franchise with the highest plunks per plate appearance rate in the postseason. Prior to this year, they’d been hit once every 73.1 postseason plate appearances, but against the Brewers they only got plunked once in 193 plate appearances, bringing their all-time rate down to one plunk every 80.1 plate appearances.
Here are the all-time postseason HBP rates for each franchise:
|Team||PA per HBP||HBP||PA|
The Rangers have been hit once every 44 plate appearances this year, which is the 10th best rate for a team in a postseason campaign. The eliminated Yankees got hit once every 51.5 plate appearances this year, which is good for 19th best all time, and the Brewers have been hit every 52.8 PAs through NLDS game 2, making that the 20th best rate for a postseason.