Brown Still Hurting

Domonic BrownDomonic Brown has had one heck of a season.

Imagine what it could have been if he had not been sidelined the past few weeks with a right Achilles issue?

Brown has had just 12 plate appearances since Aug. 23, but he still entered tonight’s series finale against the Padres at Citizens Bank Park hitting .274 with 18 doubles, four triples, 27 home runs and 88 RBIs. Incredibly, despite the missed time, Brown still ranks fourth in the National League in home runs and eighth in RBIs.

He said he hopes to play before the end of the season, although he offered no timetable for his return.

Brown took batting practice Thursday afternoon, which he said would be a good test for him.

“I’m just trying to finish the season being healthy,” he said. “If I’m feeling it, if it’s bothering me, then I’m not going to play around with it. But I feel good right now. I feel like I’m close to 100 percent.”


Let ALL the walking wounded sit out the rest of the season! Yeah, I know they want to play. But, how many times has that mindset bit us in the rear?

Kind of like Halladay wanting to play. What has that gotten the Phillies?

When is it going to become evident that we have seen enough of Tyler Cloyd?

I don’t know but it is a lot less painful watching a minimum wage player do it than watching a $20 million player do it.

pherris, the Phillies are 3-1 in Doc’s four starts since he came back and the Phillies are 0-3 in Tyler Cloyd’s three starts in that interim. I guess we all have different thresholds of pain. Or maybe some pain has built in biases.

My bias is against the big earners. Your bias is against the 23rd, 24th and 25th players on the Phillies. So, please do not talk to me about bias. Has Halladay been worth $75 million for two seasons?

I didn’t hear anybody complaining when they signed Roy Halladay to a below-market contract, pherris. He got hurt. Get over it. He’s a borderline HOFer and it is ludicrous that you would campare him to a never-was/never-will-be like Tyler Cloyd.

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