Prince Fielder took a 1st inning HBP from Jaime Garcia in NLDS Game 1 last night, and that moves Fielder into a tie with Rickie Weeks for the most plunks in Brewers postseason history. They have 2 each. The Brewers have now been hit 5 times this postseason, and that makes them the 39th team to have been hit 5 times in the postseason in a single year. The record is 12 by the 2005 White Sox. Overall it was the 10th postseason HBP for the Brewers and the 59th postseason plunk thrown by the Cardinals. The Cardinals have the Brewers once before, in the 1982 World Series, and it was also the first inning of game 1. Prince Fielder got plunked after the Brewers took a 2-0 lead in the first yesterday, and back in 1982, Roy Howell got a first inning HBP from Bob Forsch after the Brewers took a 2-0 lead.
That was the 112th plunk in NLCS history, the 24th in a NLCS game 1, and the 3rd in the first inning of NLCS game 1. Prince Fielder is the 2nd batter whose last name starts with F to get hit in an NLCS game (joining Tim Flannery), and he’s the first batter whose first name starts with P to have an NLCS plunk. Batters born in California have now been plunked 25 times in the NLCS.
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