On this day…. Ryan Howard #200

July 16, 2009

Ryan Howard, playing in his 658th game, becomes the fastest player to hit 200 home runs when he goes deep off Chris Volstad with his solo shot in the sixth inning in team’s 4-0 victory in Miami. The previous mark was held by Hall of Fame slugger Ralph Kiner, who played in 48 more contests than the 29 year-old Phillies first baseman to reach the plateau.
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Domonic Brown: NL All Star

Congratulations to Domonic Brown on being selected for his first All Star Game.
Dom will join Phillies teammate Cliff Lee on the National League Roster for the game on Tuesday, July 16th at New York’s Citi Field.
Going into Spring Training, Brown was a major question mark for the Phillies 2013 lineup. He’d had several big-league auditions, but they didn’t go particularly well. He’d struggled with nagging injuries. Overall, his performance hadn’t matched his potential.
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