Justin Upton ties NL lead

September 1st, 2011 by pbr

Justin Upton was hit by another pitch last night by the Rockies, and that brings him to 16 HBPs for the season. He’s now tied with Danny Espinosa for the National League lead. Espinosa has been stuck at 16 HBPs since July 24th. Upton is now up to 27 HBPs in his career with the Diamondbacks, and that ties him with Andy Fox for the 2nd most plunks in that franchise’s history. Fox holds the single season record for the D-backs with 18 in 1998, but Upton has a month left in the season to try to break that. There have been 64 plunks at Chase Field this year, leading all major league parks for 2011. That’s the 2nd most plunks the park has ever had in a single season – 2008 saw the record with 70 HBPs.

Randy Wolf threw two plunks against the Cardinals, bringing him to 12 hit batters this year. He’s now tied for the National League lead with Dillon Gee. Wolf is up to 94 plunks for his career.

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