July 4, 2012; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun (8) hits a double against the Miami Marlins in the fifth inning at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-US PRESSWIRE
We do our best to stay on top of milestones here, but sometimes they slip through the cracks. Here are some of the best ones I've missed this season.
July 4: Ryan Braun's 200th double
Ryan Braun's only hit on a hot day at Miller Park was a historically relevant one: His fifth inning double off Josh Johnson was the 200th of his career. He was only the ninth Brewer ever to reach that mark, although he was about to get company on the active list.
July 6: Corey Hart's 200th double
In a weird statistical quirk, Hart only has two doubles in the 31 games he's played since reaching 200. He has six home runs over that time.
July 6: Aramis Ramirez's 400th double
On the same day as Hart's milestone, Aramis Ramirez doubled him. His seventh inning double was his second of the day and the 400th of his career. He's one of just 12 players in major league history to accumulate 400 doubles while playing at least half his games at third base. Here are the four active players on the list:
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July 21: Livan Hernandez's 500th game pitched
When Livan Hernandez was called upon to record the final three outs of the Brewers' 6-2 loss to the Reds a few weeks ago he became the 32nd active pitcher with at least 500 appearances (Kevin Gregg of the Orioles has since become the 33rd).
Hernandez, however, started 474 of those games. He and Jamie Moyer are the only active major leaguers with at least 500 appearances and 400 starts. Andy Pettitte (498 appearances) will likely join them before the end of the season.
July 25: Ryan Braun's 600th RBI
In the middle of an otherwise disappointing 7-6, 10 inning loss to the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park Ryan Braun made a little bit of history: His eighth inning game-tying home run drove in the 599th and 600th runs of his Brewer career.
Braun is one of just eight Brewers with 600 career RBI, and has since also passed Gorman Thomas for seventh on the all time list:
August 1: Corey Hart's 500th run
The Brewers had no problem getting on the board against the Astros on this day, a 13-4 romp that saw the Crew plate 12 runs while recording just 12 outs in one stretch. Hart's second run of the day scored on Rickie Weeks' home run in the fifth inning and made him just the 14th Brewer ever to reach 500. Braun (579, 7th) and Weeks (574, 9th) are also on that list.
Hart currently has 504 runs and is two behind Jeff Cirillo for 13th on the franchise all time list.
August 8: Randy Wolf's 800th walk
When Wolf walked Todd Frazier in the top of the sixth inning on Wednesday he joined a pretty interesting club: He's now one of just five active pitchers who have allowed over 1000 earned runs, walked at least 800 batters and still have a career ERA+ over 100:
Wolf also allowed his 1000th earned run earlier this season.