The Florida Marlins have now hit Chase Utley with 22 pitches, with Alejandro Senabia hitting him in the 6th inning yesterday. That gives the Marlins the all time record in hitting Chase Utley with pitches, moving them ahead of the Mets, who have thrown 21 of Utley’s 152 career plunks. The Nationals and Braves have each hit Utley 20 times, so they’re not out of the race (not that it’s a contest, I’m sure). Among active leaders, only one batter has been hit more times by one team – Derek Jeter, with 24 HBPs by the Red Sox. Utley’s 152 career plunks give him sole possession of 21st place on the all time list for HBPs, breaking his tie with Chet Lemon. Utley needs two more to move into a tie with Brady Anderson and Fred Clarke for 19th place. Utley is the Phillies career record holder, but that was his first plunk at the Marlins new park.
Brandon Phillips collected plunk number 60 for his collection. Jesus Gomez took his first bases loaded HBP, for an RBI.