Phillies player milestones to watch for in 2020 season
Being able to watch Philadelphia Phillies baseball amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is something we should not take for granted.
Although fans cannot be inside the ballpark for the foreseeable future, being able to still watch the games on television and listen on the radio helps continue a near 150-year tradition of Phillies baseball in the city of brotherly love.
When following the sport, not only do spectators (this year from afar) watch for overall team success and a hopeful postseason clinch, but also to see how the individual players fare across the season. And, with it, come player milestones; there are several current Phillies on the brink of achieving feats.
(249) – 250 games started
Right-handed starting pitcher Jake Arrieta is approaching 60 career starts (58) with just the Phillies, but, overall across his 11-year career, he needs just one more to reach 250. It appears likely that Arrieta will reach the 250 career starts milestone in the upcoming two-game road set opposite the Boston Red Sox at the historic Fenway Park.
(1,485) – 1,500 innings pitched
Arrieta logged 803 innings while donning a Chicago Cubs uniform, accounting for more than half of his career total to date. He needs just 15 more frames to reach the 1,500 mark; it will take him three starts at most, or, sooner if he throws deep into his next two starts.