A quick note concerning one of the great untold stories of the season. Placido Polanco has a very real shot at becoming the first Philadelphia batting champion in 52 years. Richie Ashburn was the last to do it back in 1958. Right now, the 34-year-old third baseman is tied with Joey Votto for second in the league with a .320 batting average, trailing only Colorado's Carlos Gonzalez, who has 83 more strikeouts (100) than Polly (17). Polanco, who was taken out of last night's game as a precaution after aggravating his left elbow, is back in the lineup tonight and will be trying to extend his current hitting streak to 10 games.