Mark Rzepczynski hit Prince Fielder with a pitch yesterday, improving Fielder’s career plunk total to 103. Fielder is now in a 4 way tie for 72nd place on the all time list for career HBPs, with Josh Willingham, Vlad Guerrero and Tris Speaker.
Hector Santiago hit Jonny Gomes for the 2nd time this season, giving Santiago a season total of 14 batters hit by pitches. He’s 2 plunks behind Justin Masterson in the race for the 2013 Phil Knell Award, given each year, by me, to the pitcher who hits the most batters.
Carlos Gomez got hit by a pitch for the 10th time this year, making this his first season with double digit plunks.