Darin Ruf got his third consecutive start in left field in Thursday's series finale against the Nationals. He entered the day hitting .333 (3-for-9) with one home run and two RBIs over five games (two starts) since his promotion from Double-A Reading.
Chase Utley entered Thursday just one home run away from becoming the first Phillies second baseman to hit 200 career homers.
Jimmy Rollins is two runs shy of his sixth-career 100-run season. There have been only three Phillies with more such seasons: Ed Delahanty and Sam Thompson (eight), and Mike Schmidt (seven). Billy Hamilton and Bobby Abreu also had six.