A brief milestones update after the jump, including Friday night's stats...
- Rollins needs 7 hits (134 for the year) to reach 2,000 for his career. He will become one of 25 active players, and one of 37 shortstops in MLB history to reach that level. Of those 36 other shortstops in history, only 10 had 2,000 by their age 33 season.
- His next triple (6th) will tie Sam Thompson for 3rd on the Phillies list at 106.
- He needs 5 walks (51 total) to tie Von Hayes for 8th in Phillies history at 619.
- 3 more stolen bases will make him the 3rd player in Phillies history to reach 400, joining (the original) Billy Hamilton (508) and Ed Delahanty (411).
- Reaching 400 steals and 2,000 hits will also make him just he 24th player in history with 400 doubles, 400 steals, and 2,000 hits. There are only 7 in history with that combination and also 200 HRs (Rollins is at 185).
More on Rollins' climb up the Phillies record book in this recent milestones post.
- His next Sacrifice Fly (3rd this year) will join Bob Boone, Von Hayes, and Mike Lieberthal for 6th on the Phillies list at 43 (Rollins just moved ahead of that group and is in 5th with 44).
- His next extra base hit (20th) will make him the 12th Phillie in history to hit 500 with the team.
- 4 more (23) will tie him with Cy Williams for 11th on the Phillies all-time list at 503 (Howard passed Williams earlier this month and stands at 508). Pat Burrell is next at 518.
- He needs 3 home runs to reach 200 for his career.
- 5 more doubles (13 total) will tie Granny Hamner for 10th in Phillies history at 271.
- 3 more HBPs will make him the 22nd player in history to reach 150.
- With 3 more K's on Thursday, Howard passed Pat Burrell to more into 2nd place in Phillies history and now has 1,276, behind only Mike Schmidt's 1,883.
- He has 296 career home runs in 1,073 games, and needs 4 in his next 13 games in order to reach 300 in the fewest games in history, surpassing Ralph Kiner's record of 1,087. He's hit 10 in his first 46 games this year, so he will need to get hot in order to have a shot. Howard was already the fastest to 100, 200, and 250. More detail in this milestones post.
- Doc's next loss (his 8th of the year) will be the 100th of his career.
- He also needs 4 wins to reach 200, and currently has the 7th highest winning percentage in history, at .664. If he wins a game before he loses one, his 197-99 record will move into 5th place in all-time W-L%, surpassing both Christy Mathewson and (5'3", 127-lb) 19th century pitcher Larry Corcoran.
- Hamels needs two more starts to tie Jim Bunning for 8th most in Phillies history, with 208.