Chase Utley is now tied with Chet Lemon for 21st place on the all time HBP list, with 151. Tim Hudson hit him yesterday, again. Hudson has now hit Chase Utley’s 7 times, which is as many times as Pedro Astacio hit Craig Biggio, and as many times as Charlie Hough hit Don Baylor. They only matchup in the division era that’s produced more plunks is David Wells vs Jason Giambi. Wells hit Giambi 8 times. Hudson has now hit 108 batters, which puts him in a tie for 65th place on the all time list for plunks thrown. He’s tied with Gaylord Perry and Billy Rhines. 12.4% of all HBPs that have occurred at Citizen’s Bank Park have hit Chase Utley.
AJ Burnett threw his 107th career plunk yesterday, putting him just behind Hudson at 68th place on the all time list, tied with Ed Reulbach.
Jon Jay picked up his 15th plunk of the season, contributed by Justin Germano, making him just the 9th batter in Cardinals history to reach that total in a season. (David Eckstein, Fernando Vina, Fernando Tatis, Solly Hemus, Steve Evans, Dan McGann, John McGraw and Dick Harley as the others)