Saturday, June 14, 2014

Rollins one hit shy of Phillies all-time hits record

By PATRICK GORDON | Managing Editor
June 14 2014, 2:15 PM EDT.
@Philabaseball

PHILADELPHIA - Jimmy Rollins enters Saturday one hit shy of surpassing Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt in his chase for the Phillies all-time franchise hits record.

If you're playing the odds, Saturday's contest against the Cubs looks to be historic. Rollins is 5-for-9 for his career against Chicago starter Edwin Jackson with a pair of home runs.

"It's something I wanted to do at home," Rollins said Friday night following the Phillies 2-1 loss at Citizens Bank Park. "I've grown up as a professional here, so it means a lot to do something like this in front of the home fans."

The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for the Phillies and dropped the club to nine games below the .500 mark.

David Buchanan hopes to snap a personal three-game losing streak on Saturday.

On the Mend: Cody Asche opened his rehab assignment on Friday and clubbed a pair of home runs while driving in four. Asche has missed the last 21 games while on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain. The Phillies expect to have him return to the lineup next week.

Bullpen Support: Over the past 10 days the Phillies bullpen ranks No. 1 in the majors in opponents batting average .127 and WHIP 0.56, and ranks 2nd in ERA at 1.27.

Phillies Lineup: Revere 8, Rollins 6, Utley 4, Howard 3, Byrd 9, Brown 7, Ruiz 2, Brignac 5, Buchanan 1.

Cubs Lineup: Lake 8, Ruggiano 7, Rizzo 3, Castro 6, Valbuena 4, Schierholtz 9, Ott 5, Whiteside 2, Jackson 1.

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