Still hard to believe that the Phillies hit six home runs yesterday. It was the second time this season hitting six home runs in a game, the first time coming in June when they beat Cincinnati, 17-3.
What strikes me as crazy is that the Holy Trinity of the Golden Age - Ryan Howard, Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins - never had a game where they did it. The closest they ever came was in 2004, in a game against Colorado. Utley hit one and Rollins hit one, but Howard was not in the lineup. Jim Thome was, hitting two that night. You know who else hit two? Randy Wolf. Crazy, right?
On to the links.
- Hector Neris hit 500 strikeouts, but the road to get there will require him to find more resiliency this season.
- Jerad Eickhoff, remember him? Dude is still trying to get back to the major leagues.
- Six home runs from the Phillies is quite impressive, especially considering how rough they have been of late with the bats.
- A lot of the equipment that players wear is made in a small Minnesota town, but now it looks like that town is about to lose some jobs.
- I mean, at this point, this isn’t even news. Trevor Bauer isn’t coming back this season.
- The Braves extended Charlie Morton for another year. One has to wonder what his career would have turned into had he never blown out his hamstring in Philadelphia.
- The Red Sox added Jose Iglesias to their major league roster after his surprise release from the Angels last week.