On Big-Time Roll
Domonic is on some kind of roll, hitting home runs and collecting awards.
No other Phillies player ever won back-to-back player of the week honors. If he wins another, he’ll match Von Hayes (1986) with three. No other Phillies player won more than three in a season.
When it comes to home run streaks in Phillies history, Domonic joined Bobby Abreu (2005) with nine homers in 10 games. Cy Williams hit 11 in 15 games in 1923. Dick Allen’s best was nine in 14 games.
Meanwhile, KK won his 10th straight over the Marlins, upping his career record to 12-2. It was his fourth career complete game, two coming this season, tops on the staff. He even chipped in with his first career triple. He threw 105 pitches, 75 for strikes.
All 17 Brown home runs have been hit to right field . . . Last Phillies player to win player of the month honors for May was Bobby Abreu (2005) . . . Chooch bobble heads tonight, thanks to Toyota . . . MLB Network will also televise Wednesday’s day game . . . Tickets are now on sale for the August 1 Alumni Luncheon for Seniors. For more information visit http://www.phillies.com/alumniluncheon . . . Speaking of Alumni, Happy 75th birthday to Art Mahaffey.
Minor League Report
Players of the month……….
Outfielder Kelly Dugan (Clearwater Threshers) is the Phillies Minor League Player of the Month for May. Pitching honors for the month go to left-hander Yoel Mecias (Lakewood BlueClaws).
Dugan, 22, batted .314 in May with 33 hits in 26 games, reaching base safely in 23 of those contests. Selected in the second round of the 2009 draft, he leads the powerhouse Threshers offense in on-base percentage (.393) and slugging percentage (.570). A native of San Diego, Calif., Dugan is the son of Hollywood actor and director, Dennis Dugan.
Mecias, signed in 2010 as an amateur free agent, went 3-1 with a 1.50 ERA in six starts for Lakewood. Born in Santa Teresa del Tuy, Venezuela, Mecias struck out 37 batters in 30.0 innings, averaging 11.1 SO/9.0 IP for the month.
The 6-foot-2 lefty allowed one earned run or less in all six of his starts, lowering his ERA from 7.53 at the start of the month, to 3.45 entering June.
**Lehigh Valley edged Gwinnett, 4-3, on CF Leandro Castro’s 2-out, 2-run, walk-off home run. WP: J. C. Ramirez (2-2).
**Reading was idle.
**Clearwater was rained out at Jupiter.
**Lakewood was idle.