A few notes on this off day:
- Triple Crown update: Raul Ibanez is hitting .357 (5th, NL) with 13 HR (2nd, NL) and 35 RBI (2nd, NL). His 1.139 OPS leads the National League.
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- Sergio Escalona was all smiles after yesterday’s win, his first major league win in his very first appearance. He offered a bunch of excited quotes, such as this:
“Unbelievable, really,” he said, grabbing a phone from the locker and pointing to the screen. “14 texts!”
Yeah, I don’t even get 14 texts for my birthday. Good job, Sergio.
- A poll of National League executives and managers revealed Jayson Werth is one of the league’s most underrated players. He and Adrian Gonzalez shared top voting honors. Shane Victorino also received votes.
- The Morning Call looks at a big addition for the Phillies: JC Romero. Yes, Mr. Romero returns in 16 games.
How big is this? He’ll instantly change the pitching staff, allowing Scott Eyre to move back to middle relief and taking the load off Chad Durbin and Clay Condrey, middle relievers uncomfortable with multiple late-inning appearances.