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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Alabama Slammer - make it a double

Andy Phillips went on a rampage today. He hit two home runs, and ended up 2 for 4 with a walk and 6 RBIs. Holy cow!

I was planning to go see him play in a couple of weeks, when the Charlotte Knights come to Scranton, but it's looking like he may be called up before then.

If Thome goes on the DL, the Sox have an array of choices. First baseman-third baseman Andy Phillips is batting .378 with three home runs, 13 RBIs in 45 at-bats for Charlotte. Phillips also has major league experience, and the Sox have room to add him to their 40-man roster.

I'll be disappointed if I don't get to see him play next month, but of course I'll be very happy for him if he gets called up. Go, Andy!

UPDATE: This article has some quotes from Andy:

Two of the homers came off the bat of first baseman Andy Phillips, a recent addition who hit the Knights' first three-run homer all season Tuesday night and followed with a pair of three-run blasts Wednesday.

Phillips, whose first Major League at-bat for the New York Yankees in 2004 resulted in a home run over the "Green Monster" in Fenway Park, smashed two over the DBAP's Blue Monster on Wednesday.

"It's a good park to hit in," said Phillips, who was traded two weeks ago from Triple-A Indianapolis in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization to the Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. "It's fair to all parts of the park.

"It's just a good hitting environment and a good playing environment."

Phillips heard plenty of "oohs" and "aahs" from the youthful crowd of 9,052 fans on Education Day, one of just two pre-noon home games the Bulls will play all season.

Bulls starter Carlos Hernandez retired the first two batters in the third inning before Eider Torres rapped a single and Jayson Nix drew a walk. That set the stage for Phillips, who blasted the first pitch he saw over the left-field wall for a 3-0 lead.

An inning later, Phillips capped a six-run outburst with a similarly placed shot. Before his second homer, Michael Restovich and Javier Castillo led off the frame with back-to-back blasts.

posted by BubbaFan, 10:42 PM


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