Weeks achieves 107th HBP

Rickie Weeks has now been hit 16 times by the Cubs and 91 times by every other team in the league, after Cubs starter Travis Wood hit him in the first inning yesterday. He now has 9 HBPs as a visitor to Wrigley Field, and that ties him with Prince Fielder for the lead in that particular split. Weeks’ 16 plunks against the Cubs give him a 5 plunk lead over any other active player in the getting hit by Cubs category. Craig Biggio only got hit 19 times against the Cubs. 107 career plunks puts Weeks in 62nd place on the all time list, tied with Pete Rose, Jason LaRue, and Wally Schang. Travis Wood hit Weeks one other time, on October 1, 2010, pitching for the Reds. The Brewers are now up to 74 HBPs, 8 short of their franchise record for plunks in a season.

Josh Willingham took another HBP yesterday, bringing him to 14 plunks on the season, and putting him one ahead of Kevin Youkilis for the American League lead. Willingham is up to 89 HBPs for his career.

Danny Espinosa is up to 12 plunks this season after Ricky Nolasco hit him yesterday, and that was the 31st career HBP for both Espinosa and Nolasco. Nolasco also hit Espinosa on August 5th this year.

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