Carlos Quentin got hit by 49 total pitches in the 2011 to 2013 seasons leading the majors in plunks for those years, but Shin-Soo Choo has now been hit 3 times this year, after Scott Kazmir hit him last night, and that means Choo and Quentin are tied at 49 plunks since the beginning of 2011. Josh Willingham is the next most plunked batter in that span with 40, and Jon Jay, Danny Espinosa and Prince Fielder have 38 each. Choo is up to 84 plunks for his career, and Kazmir has hit 51.
Wellington Castillo got hit by Alfredo Simon in the Cubs-Reds game last night, and that was plunk number 700 in the history of Great American Ball Park. Howie Kendrick‘s plunk from Corey Kluber was number 1995 at Angels Stadium. Alexander Torres’ plunking of Brandon Crawford was the 1600th ever thrown by Padres pitchers.