Mayberry Homers, Giles Appears as Phillies Sweep Padres

Posted by Pat Gallen, Thu, June 12, 2014 04:17 PM | Comments: 3
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Ken Giles made his major league debut and John Mayberry Jr. hit a home run in a rain soaked, 7-3 win over the Padres. It was just the Phillies second sweep of the season.

Kendrick Settles In

-It hasn’t been pretty for Kyle Kendrick in the first inning and today was no different as he allowed the Padres to open up with two runs. Heading into the game, KK had allowed 13 first inning runs this season.

-Overall, he calmed down and got through six innings, allowing just one earned run and striking out five.

Rollins Nears Record

-With his first inning RBI single, Jimmy Rollins moved to within one of Mike Schimdt’s franchise hit record. If I’m doing the math correctly, with two hits he’ll pass him for all-time lead.

-Dom Brown also slapped an RBI single, knocking in the Phillies second run of the day.

-The bigger blow came in the sixth when, you guessed it, Reid Brignac, doubled to left-center knocking in two runs to put the Phillies ahead 4-2. Earlier in the inning, the leading run could have scored but John Mayberry was called out on a bang-bang play at the plate. Upon review, Mayberry’s front leg never touched home, although he beat the throw to the plate.

-Mayberry made up for it later, hitting a monster three-run home run in the seventh inning.

Ken Giles Appears

-Giles made his first career appearance with two outs in the ninth inning and hit 100 mph on the stadium gun in with his first pitch. However, Yasmani Grandal went yard in the at-bat, making it a 7-3 game. He’d finish off with a strikeout. One to remember I suppose.

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  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    Winner winner
    Chicken Dinner!

    San Diego has a team batting average for the year of .217


  • Posts: 5532 Lefty

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    Reid Brignac reminds me of a couple of old guys – Del Unser, and Ted Sizemore. Big spot Brig!

    Yeah, yeah, clutch hitting is just dumb luck, but it’s a whole lot of fun luck to watch!

  • Posts: 0 DavidE

    In 2012, the Phillies gave Mayberry the left field job and he had an OPS of .646 with 6 homeruns and 23 RBIs through the All Star Break after his spectacular .854 OPS along with 15 homeruns and 49 RBIs in 2011. Then he had an OPS of .677 in 2013 and I think the Phillies were looking for a team to take him and hope that he would recreate his 2011 performance. I think at this point, he has earned another shot and needs to get more at bats.

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