When the Phillies left Cititzens Bank Park 10 days ago, the didn't need a plane to fly to South Florida, they did on the wings of back-to-back ninth-inning home runs by Erik Kratz and Freddy Galvis that lifted them to a 3-2 victory over the Reds, as exciting a victory as they had experienced all year.
But many of the Phils forgot to pack their "A" game for the trip through Miami, Washington and Boston. Dom Brown certainly did, and he picked up his first (of many, we hope) National League Player of the Week Award in doing so.
Over the eight games (during which the Phils went 4-4), Brown belted four of the club's nine homers, notched 10 of their 24 RBI and had a slugging percentage of .839. He failed to walk (he is now up to 99 consecutive plate appearances without a free pass), but struck out just four times.
Here are his numbers on the road trip as compared to the rest of the club: