So far this season, 473,370 pitches have been thrown in major league games, and 995 of those pitches have hit batters. 594 players have pitched, and 372 of those pitchers have hit a batter. 863 players have had at least one plate appearance batting this year, and 356 of those batters have been hit by pitch. Yesterday, 3,522 pitchers were thrown, and 9 batters got hit by pitches.
Prince Fielder was among yesterdays plunked batters, getting hit in the 4th inning by Ivan Nova. That was Fielder’s 10th plunk this year, and this is now his 6th season with double digit plunks. If he’d gotten hit one more time in 2009 he’d now have a streak of 7 consecutive double digit plunk seasons. But he doesn’t. He does have 88 career plunks though, and that’s 34 more plunks than any player under 29 years old right now.
Albert Pujols collected plunk number 81 of his career yesterday, Pat Neshek threw that one. Domonic Brown of the Phillies, and Tyler Moore of the Nationals both got their first plunk as a major leaguer. Carlos Corporan got hit for the Astros yesterday, making that the Astros 13 plunk of the season recorded on a Monday. They’ve been hit 40 times overall, but 13 times on Mondays.
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