Only 5 batters were hit by any of the 4,569 pitches thrown in Major League games yesterday. All five plunks were thrown by right handed pitchers, and four of the 5 hit left handed batters. Three hit center fielders, including Jon Jay of the Cardinals. Jay is up to 13 HBPs this year, and that’s the highest total by a Cardinal since David Eckstein got hit 15 times in 2006.
Carlos Gomez got hit for the Brewers, bringing their season total to 79 – three short of their franchise record for plunks in a season. That was their 17th plunk recorded on a Tuesday this year, and the 30th HBP ever thrown at Marlins Stadium.