Aoki takes 7th, 2HBP lead in rookie race

Gavin Floyd threw his 10th plunk of the season, hitting Craig Gentry last night. That put Floyd into a tie for the season lead in hitting batters with Carlos Zambrano, Felix Hernandez, Paul Maholm, Clay Buchholz, and Johnny Cueto. That’s a very crowded race for the 2012 hitting batters title, and we’re in for an exciting couple of months watching how that plays out.

In Milwaukee, Norichika Aoki was the third batter hit by a pitch in the game between the Brewers and the Nationals. That was Aoki’s 7th plunk of the season, giving him a 2 plunk lead over Quintin Berry and Steve Lombardozzi in the race for the most plunked rookie of the year. That HBP by Aoki was also the 666th plunk in Miller Park history. The Brewers are up to 58 plunks this season, with Corey Hart also taking one for the team yesterday.


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