Game 53 - Wednesday Night, May 29th in Philadelphia
Record - 26-27, 3rd Place, 5 1/2 games behind the Braves
One Sentence Summary: Four solo home runs (two from Domonic Brown) and another strong performance from Kyle Kendrick, led the Phillies to a 4-3 win over the visiting Red Sox.
What It Means: Once again, the Phillies are a game under .500. They can reach the break-even mark and take three out of four from the Sox with a win tonight. (Although as of this writing, they'll need to come from behind.)
What Went Right: Brown went deep twice to raise his team leading total to 13. Ryan Howard and Erik Kratz also contributed solo home runs. Kendrick pitched six solid innings, allowing two runs on four hits. Jonathan Papelbon allowed a run in the ninth, but still managed to lock down his 11th save.
Featured Card: Continuing along with Brown's baseball card history, this post features one of Brown's two cards from 2009. To recap, Brown debuted on cardboard with a 2007 card in the Williamsport Crosscutters set and then had numerous baseball card appearances in 2008.
The 2009 season was Brown's final full year in the minors before he made his Major League debut on July 28, 2010. He split the season between High-A Clearwater and Double-A Reading, hitting a combined .299 in 106 games with 14 home runs. He appeared on two cards produced by Grandstand - the card featured here from the Threshers' team set and a card in the Florida State League Prospects set.