Quentin gets 83rd – 9th of the season

May 27th, 2011 by pbr

Only three batters got hit by pitches yesterday, but one of them was Carlos Quentin, so that’s always notable. That was the 83rd of his career, and his 9th this year, which makes him the to American League HBP man, and he’s tied with Danny Espinosa for the Major Leauge lead. Quentin is rolling along at a rate of one plunk every 25.9 plate appearances for his career, the highest active plunk rate in the majors for anyone with more than 2 HBPs. Brandon Morrow threw that one.
Gordon Beckham was also plunked in that game, and scored and insurance run in the 9th inning to help the White Sox win 3-1. The White Sox have now been hit a major league leading 30 times this year.
The other plunk yesterday was in the Indians/Red Sox game where Alfredo Aceves hit Brennan Boesch. Aceves has now hit 10 batters in his career, and he’s the first pitcher named Alfredo to hit double digits in plunks. The Red Sox have now hit 26 batters, and that’s the most of any major league team this year, one ahead of the Mets.

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