Brad Ziegler is now last, alphabetically, among the 93 pitchers who have hit Rickie Weeks with a pitch. Ziegler hit Weeks in the 9th inning of the Brewers-Diamondbacks game last night, improving Weeks’ Brewers record plunk total to 114. He’s only the 18th batter to get hit 114 times for a single team. Weeks has been hit 58 times in road games, and 26 times in July. Among active players only Miguel Tejada and semi-active Alex Rodriguez have been hit by more pitches in July. The Diamondbacks are now tied for 2nd in plunks thrown this season, while the Brewers are the third most plunked team in the league.
Andy Pettitte threw his 50th plunk as a Yankee yesterday, hitting Royals outfielder Alex Gordon. Pettitte has hit a total of 55 in his career, but his 50 Yankees plunks rank him 5th in team history. He’s 2 behind Ray Caldwell for 4th place among Yankee plunkers, and Mariano Rivera is in 6th place with 46 hit batters. Alex Gordon is the 8th most plunked Royal of all time, one plunk behind Joe Randa.