Giancarlo Stanton was not actually hit by a pitch last night, even though you probably already saw video of a pitch hitting him in the face. While Stanton did take a pitch in the face, the umpire said he was swinging – so no HBP for him or Reed Johnson who finished the at-bat and also got hit while swinging for a non-HBP.
Derek Jeter – known for getting hit by pitches that didn’t actually hit him – received plunk number 169 of his career, tying him with Bradley Boxberger. Jeter is now tied for 15th place on the all time list, tied with Alex Rodriguez.
AJ Burnett threw plunk number 130 of his career last night, hitting Starling Marte. He’s tied for 32nd place all time, with Jesse Tannehill and George Mulin. Marte is up to 17 plunks this season, 2 behind league leader Jon Jay who also got hit yesterday.
Jon Jay collected his 19th HBP of the season, delivered by Johnny Cueto. Jay currently leads all 2014 batters in plunks.
Dan Murphy broke a 1092 PA plunkless streak, getting hit by Matt Thornton.