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Phillies Probable Starters (in order)

  • Cole Hamels (8-10, 3.31 in 2010; 2010 vs. MIL: 1 GS, 1-0, 2.70 ERA, 3 SO, 3 BB, 2 HR allowed)
  • Roy Halladay (16-10, 2.27 in 2010; did not face MIL in 2009 or 2010)
  • Kyle Kendrick (9-7, 4.72 in 2010; 2009 vs. MIL: 1 GS, 0-0, 4.50 ERA, 4 SO, 2 BB, 0 HR allowed)

Brewers Probable Starters (in order)

  • Chris Capuano (did not face SD in 2009 or 2010)
  • Dave Bush (2010 vs. PHI: 1 GS, 0-1, 4.50 ERA, 2 SO, 4 BB, 0 HR allowed
  • Randy Wolf (2010 vs. PHI: 1 GS, 0-1, 10.80 ERA, 2 SO, 2 BB, 2 HR allowed)

BATTING LEADERS

Padres
Brewers
Batting average Placido Polanco .306
Batting average Ryan Braun, .300
On-base percentage

Jayson Werth .381


On-base percentage

Prince Fielder, .402

Slugging

Werth, .514


Slugging Hart, .514
OPS Werth, .905

OPS Fielder, .891
Home runs Ryan Howard, 24
Home runs Fielder, 28
Runs batted in Howard, 85

Runs batted in Casey McGehee, 86
Runs scored Werth, 83
Runs scored Rickie Weeks, 91
Stolen bases Shane Victorino, 24
Stolen bases Ryan Braun, 14

Meet Dom Brown. He's been in the Phillies system since he was 18 and finally got his chance to make his major-league debut when Shane Victorino was injured earlier in the season. Many see him as the heir apparent to Jayson Werth, whom they assume the Phillies will lose to free agency after this season.

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He was hitting .330 with 20 home runs in 93 AA and AAA games this season. In the majors he provided some pop when many of the team was out with injury. He's hitting .231 but has a slugging percentage of .404.

Since Victorino returned from the DL, Dom Brown has seen little playing time and Phillies fans are getting antsy. Victorino has struggled at the plate since his return, but manager Charlie Manuel comes from the Ned Yost school of standing behind his players. Victorino has not been sat down and Dom Brown continues to languish on the bench, seeing occasional pinch-hitting opportunities.

It's likely that once Victorino and Werth were healthy that Brown should have returned to the minor leagues to get regular playing time. He would have returned to the roster with September callups and likely would have been a lot less rusty than he is after having spent those few weeks on the Phillies bench.