The Milwaukee Brewers continued to stay hot in the HBP column last night, extending their league leading plunk total to 13. Alex Gonzalez got plunk number 78 of his career on Jake Westbrook‘s 51st plunk, and Nyjer Morgan recorded the 39th of his career on the 40th plunk ever issued by JC Romero. Gonzalez’s plunk was the 1,900 in Brewers franchise history, so the Brewers franchise now stands at 1.901 kiloplunks.
Joe Mauer doesn’t get hit by a lot of pitches, but last night’s plunk from Jose Mirajes was Mauer’s 6th at Target Field. No other player has been plunked more than 3 times at the Twins new park. Mauer has a career total now of 16 HBPs.
Jonathan Herrara took a plunk for the Rockies in yesterday’s game, making that the 4th straight game in which a Rockies batter has been hit by a pitch. The Rockies have gotten to 5 consecutive games with a plunk 3 times in team history, but they’ve never been hit in 6 consecutive games.