Domonic Brown was named the National League Player of the Month for May on Monday. Later in the day, he went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer in the win over the Marlins. That home run was his ninth home run in his past 10 games and he has raised his average from .248 on May 22nd and now it sits at .291. It is too early to save that Brown is going to save the Phillies season, but the electricity is back at Citizens Bank Park and it has everything to do with Brown’s incredible power streak. Brown seems to have realized his potential this year and he has become must see every night. He will cool off at the plate, but enjoy the ride!
MLB NEWS & NOTES
- Yasiel Puig went 2-for-4 in his major league debut Monday and made an amazing throw from right field to double-off Chris Denorfia at first base for the final out of the game. While it appeared that Denorfia was in fact safe, it was a thrilling ending to a very good game for Puig. There was a buzz last night at Dodger Stadium which is something the Dodgers desperately need right now.
- Mark Teixeira belted a grand slam in Monday’s win over the Indians. It was Texeira’s first home run of the season and it came at the perfect time as the Yankees got a much needed victory. Teixeira was 1-for-9 with seven strikeouts since he returned from the disabled list.
- Asdrubal Cabrera left Monday’s game with a strained quad and is likely headed for the disabled list. Cabrera will have an MRI before the Indians can determine how long he will be out. He has dealt with the same injury earlier in the season and unfortunately it appears he will be on the shelf for awhile.
- Carl Crawford (hamstring) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday with a strained left hamstring. It first appeared that Crawford would only need a few days to rest, but after an MRI revealed the injury to be more serious, the Dodgers made the decision to place Crawford on the DL.
- Coco Crisp homered and reached base five times against the Brewers on Monday night. It was Crisp’s first home run since April 19th.
- Jim Henderson (hamstring) is “real confident” he’ll return from the disabled list when he’s first eligible on Saturday. Henderson suffered the injury on May 24th against the Pirates. He will return as the Brewers closer once he is activated.
- Hanley Ramirez (hamstring) is now expected to be activated from the disabled list today. His return date has been a moving target for the last few days, but it appears that he will be back today.
- Hyun-Jin Ryu (foot) was able to make it through a bullpen session Monday with no issues and he expects to make his next start.
- Joe Blanton struck out 11 and allowed two runs over eight innings but took a loss Monday against the Astros. The Angels offense is non-existent right now and Blanton was not the reason the Astros completed the four-game sweep in Los Angeles.