Tuesday, June 4, 2013

2010 Phillies Fan Appreciation Day Postcards - Domonic Brown

Phillies 7, Marlins 2
Game 58 - Monday Night, June 3rd in Philadelphia
Record - 28-30

One Sentence Summary:  Led by Domonic Brown's bat (again) and Kyle Kendrick's fine pitching performance, the Phillies easily handled the Marlins by a score of 7-2.

What It Means:  It seems like it's all Brown, all the time at The Phillies Room!  He became the first Phillie to hit nine home runs in a ten-game stretch since Bobby Abreu did it in May 2005.

What Went Right:  The recently named Player of the Month for May had the big blast in this game with a two-run home run in the sixth.  It was Brown's 17th, extending his league lead.  Erik Kratz homered an inning earlier for his fifth of the year.

Kendrick threw his second complete game of the season, and the fourth of his career.  He allowed only six hits while striking out five on the way to his sixth win of 2013.

2005 Batavia Muckdogs
Team Issue #26
Featured Cards:  In my last post, I showed off a few of Brown's nationally available baseball cards from 2010.  I've always liked the card featured at the top of this post, which is one of eight cards handed out to fans on Fan Appreciation Day back in 2010.  It's a nice clean card, showing the eager rookie running out to his position and it's probably one of the lesser known Brown base cards from 2010.

I don't want Kendrick to feel left out if he's reading this blog (highly doubtful, but you never know), so I'll also present the next step in his baseball card evolution.  Kendrick spent the bulk of the 2005 season back with the Rookie-A Batavia Muckdogs, earning brief promotions to both the Lakewood BlueClaws and the Clearwater Threshers.  The lone 2005 card I have for Kendrick is from the Batavia team set.

Domonic Brown Baseball Card Evolution

Kyle Kendrick Baseball Card Evolution


Steve F. said...

It's the ALL-CAPS version of that crazy Batavia font that you featured in the post at the 2004 link under KK Baseball Card Evolution!

Also on the KK front, yesterday or today marks the 10th anniversary of his being a Phillie--he was drafted in the 2003 draft which was June 3-4, 2003. Per BBRef, he signed on June 25, 2003, so maybe that's the real anniversary, but he is the sixth longest-tenured current Phillie, after J-Roll, Chooch, Utley, Howard and Hamels. Those guys are the "Core Five", but KK is the only other player left from the 2008 team. HTBH!

Steve F. said...

Oh, and a comment on Dom: That is a great card that you featured, and I had a Brown ticket at the ALS Phestival this year. I was torn between getting signed that that or an 8x10 Phan Photo of him making a catch in the outfield. I picked the 8x10 because I already have a certified signed card of him. But dang, that would look nice signed as well.

Jim said...

Kendrick has suddenly emerged as a viable fan favorite, in spite of his base running efforts a few nights ago. Dare I say it, but if he puts together another 5 or 6 seasons of consistent pitching performances, he could be welcomed onto the Wall of Fame during a lean year in the 2030s.