Prince Fielder reached 104 career plunks yesterday, getting hit by Henderson Alavarez. 104 plunks puts Fielder in a tie with Kevin Youkilis for 71st place on the all time list for HBPs. Among players under 30 years old right now, no other player is within 40 plunks of Fielder. Jeff Francoeur is the next most plunked player under 30, with only 59.
Also, Justin Masterson threw his 17th plunk of the year, jumping ahead of Doug Fister for the American League Phil Knell award. More on that when we have the postseason awards ceremony.
Travis Hafner got hit twice by Erik Bedard, bring him up to 90 career plunks. He’s the most plunked North Dakotan ever.
The Rockies did not get hit by a pitch yesterday, meaning they’ve ended their season with a team record 34 game plunkless streak. Booooooooooo.