By Sam Bush
Odubel Herrera extended his hitting streak to 20 games last night with a double to left-center field in the Phils’ loss to the Nats.
It is the longest hitting streak in baseball this season and the longest hitting streak by a Phillies player since Chase Utley’s 35-game hitting streak in 2006. Jimmy Rollins holds the franchise record with a 38-game hitting streak from 2005-06.
“I’m not going to think about it,” Herrera told MLB.com. “I’m just going to let it go and play.”
Herrera’s streak started July 28 against the Braves. It reached 17 games before he strained his hamstring Aug. 14 in San Diego.
He landed on the 10-day disabled list and was activated Monday.
Herrera entered last night’s game hitting .343 with a .960 OPS in 266 plate appearances since June 3.