Chase Utley and Carlos Quentin were among the 12 batters hit by pitches yesterday. Utley was hit by Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn, bringing his career total to 143. That ties Utley with Carlton Fisk and David Eckstein for 24th place on the all time HBP list. Utley now has 55 more HBPs than any other player in Phillies history.
Carlos Quentin got number 109 of his career, and his third plunk while facing pitcher Erik Bedard. Quentin is up to 57th place on the career plunks list, tied with Manny Ramirez and Sherry Magee. Quentin is up to 12 plunks this season, tied with Josh Willingham for 2nd place in the majors. Carlos Ruiz still leads the league with 14. Quentin his been hit 3 times on August 12th.
Jason Kubel‘s third inning plunk from Ross Detweiler was the 750th HBP by a Diamondbacks batter.
Carlos Pena picked up his 10th plunk of the season yesterday, making this the third season ever to feature three players named Carlos with at least 10 HBPs. He got hit in the 10th inning, and scored the Rays 4th run of that inning.