Double, Fitting For J-Roll
Two streaks ended Tuesday night. KK’s four-game winning streak came to a halt thanks to a two-run homer by Bruce, who has driven in all four Reds runs in this series. The loss ended the Phillies five-game winning streak at Great American Ballpark.
KK hasn’t given up more than two runs in five straight starts but the Phillies couldn’t produce much offense against three Cincinnati pitchers. A bases-loaded walk accounted for the Phils lone run.
One of the Phillies four hits was a historic one, a double that was #2,000 for J-Roll. He’s only the 30th switch hitter to reach that plateau. His first hit came on September 17, 2000, vs. Florida. Number 500 also came this month, September 7, 2003, vs. the Mets.
So, J-Roll, Schmidt, Ashburn and Delahanty now are the four Phillies with 2,000 hits. J-Roll needs two more stolen bases to reach 400 which puts him in exclusive company in Phillies history as only two have gotten there, Delahanty (412) and “Sliding” Billy Hamilton (508). If he remains healthy, J-Roll could sit atop both categories.
Guess it was fitting that Schmidt’s 2,000th hit was a home run, Ashburn’s, a single and J-Roll’s, a double. On the Phillies all-time list for doubles, he now has 420. Delahanty is the record holder at 432.
Down On The Farm
Reading hosts Trenton in the first round of the best-of-5 Eastern League playoffs on Wednesday night. RH Austin Hyatt will start. R-Phillies took season series from Thunder, 7-6. Winners advance to a best-of-5 championship round.
Williamsport closes out its season Wednesday night hosting Auburn. Crosscutters lost Tuesday night to Auburn, 9-7. Cameron Perkins, 2 doubles, 3 RBI.
September 5, 1913: Phillies tie a major league record by scoring the only run in a doubleheader. They won the opener, 1-0, and played a 10-inning, 0-0 tie in the second game at Boston.
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