Worth noting

Worth noting

• The Phillies became the first team in Major League history to score eight runs in the first inning and seven in the ninth inning during Thursday night's 16-1 victory over the Mets, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

• Friday night's series opener against the Braves marked the first game of the Phillies' final homestand of the season. After starting the year 17-29 at Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia has won 21 of its last 29 home games, including seven straight.

• Jimmy Rollins has tallied at least one hit in 16 of 18 games this month. His 18 runs scored in September rank first in the National League, and his seven home runs this month are tied with Adam LaRoche and Rickie Weeks for the NL lead.

• Ryan Howard is two home runs away from becoming just the second Phillie all-time to hit 300 career homers.