105, 102, 96, 50, 40, 20, 10

105 – Aramis Ramirez was hit by a pitch for the 105th time in his career last night. But he’d never been plunked by the Texas Rangers, so Ramirez has now been hit by 20 different teams. Matt Garza threw that one, more on him later. Ramirez turned his plunk into a run, scoring on a Juan Francisco homer. 105 plunks puts Ramirez in a tie for 68th place on the all time HBP list, with Mark Grudzielanek and Dan Brouthers.

102 – Josh Willingham retook a share of the America League HBP lead, getting hit by a pitch for the 13th time this season. Willingham is now tie with Juan Pierre for the all time HBP record for batters born in Alabama. Pierre, Willingham and Orlando Cepeda are all tied for 74th place on the major league plunk list. Cleveland’s Bryan Shaw contributed that one to Willingham’s total.

96 – David Dejesus is now among the top 90 on the all time plunk list, tied with Geoff Jenkins, Reggie Jackson and Gary Gaetti with 96 HBPs after Jonathan Broxton hit him last night.

50 – John Lester became the 7th player in Red Sox history to hit 50 batters, reaching that career milestone by hitting Brett Lawrie. Lester has hit Blue Jays batters 7 times now.

40 – Matt Garza’s previously mentioned plunking of Aramis Ramirez was Garza’s 40th. 10% of those plunks have been targeted at the Brewers.

20 – Indians pitcher Rich Hill threw plunk number 20 of his career, hitting Pedro Florimon.

10 – Zach Miner threw his 10th plunk, and he gets mentioned just because we had a 50, 40 and 20. It would have worked better if there had been a 30 in there. Carlos Santana and Skip Schumaker also reached the 10 career plunk marks yesterday, from the batting side.


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