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Watch: Cameron Perkins Gets 1st MLB Hit

The former Purdue player from Indianapolis now needs 4,255 hits to catch Pete Rose.

MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at Philadelphia Phillies Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

After the bad news about Lewis Jackson earlier today we needed some good news to cleanse the pallete. Thankfully, Cameron Perkins is here to give us some of that good news. On the even of Caleb Swanigan beginning his professional career Perkins made his first Major League start tonight for the Phillies against the Cardinals in Philadelphia. He made a pinch hit appearance last night for his MLB debut, but tonight he batted leadoff and started in left field.

After a first sinning strikeout he came up in the second with his third chance at getting that elusive first Major League hit. He did jus that:

One down, 4,255 to go to become the all-time hits leader in Major League Baseball.

Officially, Perkins is the 17th former Purdue player to make it to the Majors. He is the fourth Purdue player to see action in the majors this season, joining Kevin Plawecki, Nick Wittgren, and Josh Lindblom.