Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Urgent News

I would like to extend my congratulations to Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown for his first-career "NL Player of the Week" honors. In the past week (six games since 5/21), Brown has 7 H in 22 AB (.318) with 8 RBIs, 4 R, 2 2Bs, a 3B, and 2 HRs for a .773 SLG. He has no walks or hit-by-pitches, but he has avoided the strike-out: 4 K's for a .389 BABIP (batting avg. on balls in play). His hot streak extends to May 20th (seven games), where he went 2-4: 1B, HR, RBI, R, SB in that game.

Since May 20, Brown is 9-26 (.346), 4 Ks (.409 BABIP, 15.4% K-rate), 3 1Bs, SB, 2 2Bs, 1 3B, 3 HRs, .846 SLG, 5 R, 9 RBIs, 1.192 OPS

Injury Updates: CF Ben Revere has no broken bones after his collision with the gate in yesterday's ball game. He may be sore for a few days, but he should be ok. Ryan Howard is taking his knee issues (swelling, soreness, cartilage issue and possible meniscus tear) day-to-day, but a DL stint is still possible... albeit not likely.

Tonight (7:05 PM EDT): Cliff Lee tries to replicate the 3 hit shutout he threw his last time out.

On a sadder note, I would like to extend my thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family of orthopedist Dr. Lewis Yocum who passed away today. He most recently performed surgery on Halladay's right shoulder and was the Angels' team doctor.

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