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Phillies Nation Perfect Season: Plácido Polanco homers for 2,000th career hit


Every day until Opening Day arrives, Phillies Nation will take a daily look back at a regular season victory from that particular day in history that you can watch in full in lieu of live Phillies baseball. Think of it is as your daily Phillies watch recommendation.

May 14, 2012 – Phillies 5, Astros 1

Plácido Polanco was worth 15.8 bWAR in his 7-year Phillies career (Wikimedia Commons)

Plácido Polanco’s Phillies career is an intriguing one. He was acquired in the Scott Rolen trade and was one of the team’s better players in the mid-2000’s. In 2005, he was traded to the Detriot Tigers to make way for Chase Utley and returned to the team in free agency in 2011, becoming an All-Star in his first season back in red pinstripes.

On May 14, 2012, Polanco achieved a significant milestone: his 2,000th career hit. It came in the eighth inning on a two-run home run off Astros pitcher David Carpenter, extending the Phillies lead to 5-1. It was his first home run of the 2012 season. Polanco also became the 17th active and 268th player of all-time to reach the milestone:

Astros Lineup

  1. José Altuve, second base
  2. Jordan Schafer, center field
  3. Jed Lowrie, shortstop
  4. Carlos Lee, first base
  5. Brian Bogusevic, right field
  6. Chris Johnson, third base
  7. Travis Buck, left field
  8. Chris Snyder, catcher
  9. Lucas Harrell, pitcher

Phillies Lineup

  1. Jimmy Rollins, shortstop
  2. Juan Pierre, left field
  3. Shane Victorino, center field
  4. Hunter Pence, right field
  5. Carlos Ruiz, catcher
  6. Plácido Polanco, third base
  7. John Mayberry Jr., first base
  8. Freddy Galvis, second base
  9. Joe Blanton, pitcher

You can watch the full game by using this link. You can also watch it on your Smart TV or streaming device with the YouTube app. Just put in “HOU at PHI May 14 2012” into the search bar and click on the video.

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