The whole baseball world is talking about Michael Lorenzen and deservedly so. No-hitters are awesome and don’t let anyone else tell you otherwise.
Here though, let’s pour one out for Weston Wilson.
It’s not often that a player on the Phillies hits a home run in his first major league at bat. The last one to do it was one your favorites and mine.
Weston Wilson is the first Phillies player to homer in his first career major league plate appearance since Marlon Anderson, 9/8/98 vs NYM.— PhilliesNotes (@PhilliesNotes) August 9, 2023
When it was clear that Wilson was going to be the callup in lieu of someone like Simon Muzziotti when Brandon Marsh went down, there were some lamentations around the fanbase. That happens when a higher named prospect isn’t given his chance, but the Phillies must have known something about Wilson that he would be the one. His right handed power surely was something the team is interested in and he showed that off last night.
So, Weston Wilson - we salute you. Congratulations on your big moment as well.
On to the links.
- In non-no hitter news, Tom McCarthy made some comments that were spot on in regards to the Kevin Brown debacle in Baltimore.
- Trea Turner took over the leadoff spot out of necessity, but maybe it’ll be permanent?
- However, Kyle Schwarber has been steadfast as the leadoff hitter and lately, he’s rewarded that continued trust.
- You’ve noticed it too. Surefire errors by fielders are now called hits by the official scorers. Why? There are theories.
- The Athletics are way, way out of it, so why not promote another top prospect in the system to see what he’s got?