The Phillies rookies recently compared their first big league hits. Asche reached on a bunt single Aug. 1 when Giants closer Sergio Romo slipped and fell trying to throw to first base. Rupp reached Tuesday on a bleeder up the third-base line. He then did a barrel roll after stumbling across first base.
Not exactly rockets into the gap, but they will take them.
"I think his was more of a hit than mine, but I didn't spill running to first base," Asche said. "They both count. I don't care. I'll take 3,000 of them."