Aramis Ramirez took a 77mph plunking from Charlie Morton last night increasing his career HBP total to 107. That puts him in a four way tie for 64th place on the all time list, with Pete Rose, Jason LaRue, and Wally Schang. Ramirez needs one more plunk to tie Fernando Vina for 4th place in NL Central division plunk history, and he ranks 27th in Brewers history at the moment. Charlie Morton has now hit 13 batters this season, and is tied with Julio Teheran for the National League lead in the hitting batters category. Morton’s Pirates lead the majors with 61 plunks thrown.
Ian Kinsler extend his Rangers record for career plunks, taking the 57th of his career on a 73mph pitch from Seattle’s Brandon Maurer. Kinsler has a 34 plunk lead on the next most plunked player on the Rangers roster.
Justin Masterson threw his 16th plunk of the year, hitting Atlanta’s BJ Upton. Masterson now has a one plunk lead on Doug Fister for the 2013 plunking title. That HBP was also the first ever in a regular season game between the Braves and Indians.
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