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The Phillies call up Domonic Brown

Jul 28, 2010, 2:27 PM EDT

Shane Victorino’s oblique injury has landed him on the disabled list and to take his slot on the roster is one Domonic Brown: super prospect.

Brown has tore his way through the minor leagues this year, hitting .318/.391/.602 in 271 plate appearances at AA and .346/.390/.561 in 118 plate appearances at AAA.  He’s 22. He’s ready.

What a turn of events for the Phillies in the past week. A six game winning streak in in session, Ryan Howard has found his groove, the Braves have faltered, they probably stand the best chance to get Roy Oswalt and now The Future is being called up.

And it completes the set I’ve long wanted to see completed: the five rookies who are going to turn the NL East into the best division in baseball over the next 5-10 years: Strasburg, Heyward, Stanton, Brown and Davis.

Good times.

  1. Gvots - Jul 28, 2010 at 2:42 PM


  2. CJ - Jul 28, 2010 at 2:50 PM

    It’s about friggen time!

  3. Utley's hair - Jul 28, 2010 at 2:50 PM

    I give a cautious, unenthusiastic thumbs up–not because Dom Brown is on the turnpike or 95 right now, but because of the Hawaiian being grounded. Hopefully it’s a precautionary move and not a necessary one. Rest up Shane, and get yourself healed up. Welcome to the Show, Dom–it’s time to prove that Rube and the rest aren’t complete buffoons.

  4. John - Jul 28, 2010 at 2:51 PM

    Uhh Ike Davis is like a solid regular. But the rest of those guys for sure. NL East won’t be better than the AL East though.

  5. rmac - Jul 28, 2010 at 3:06 PM

    Might be what the Phillies need to keep the winning momentum going. They need a little youth injection to fire everone up!

  6. Jaxeagle - Jul 28, 2010 at 3:06 PM

    good luck Dom, continue wit your hitting and everything is gonna be alright.

  7. Bull Durham - Jul 28, 2010 at 3:13 PM

    “Strasburg, Heyward, Stanton, Brown and Davis.”
    Sounds more like the Yankees’ free agent class of 2016 than the dawn of a new dominant division in baseball.

  8. Jonny5 - Jul 28, 2010 at 3:16 PM

    I’m soooooo very sick of Bankees fans ass-uming all top players are required to play for their team.

  9. Bull Durham - Jul 28, 2010 at 3:26 PM

    Not a Yankees fan, just making an observation.

  10. StickStickly - Jul 28, 2010 at 3:29 PM

    I thought it was pretty clever.

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