Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips earned himself a milestone moment Wednesday night.
Phillips slapped a 2-1 pitch from Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn into left field for a seventh-inning single and 1,500th hit of his major-league career. Of his 1,500 career hits, 1,411 have come as a member of the Reds, which puts him at No. 12 among the also Reds all-time hit leaders.
Phillips is just 89 hits from earning a place in the top 10 of that list, which features elite company such as legends Barry Larkin, Johnny Bench and baseball’s all-time hits leader Pete Rose.
#SpecialThanks to everybody who congratulate me on my 1,500 career hit! It really means a lot to me… But I play to WIN not stats! #NeedWs
— Brandon Phillips (@DatDudeBP) August 21, 2014
#YeaBuddy… Number 1,500 career hit ⚾️ Didn’t see this coming but since it did, time to catch the Hit King #PeteRose14 LOL!!! #OnDeck #Milestone #BE4ST