John Mayberry Jr. earned some serious respect last night from opposing teams. Who is this guy? They must be thinking, as he turned into a guy who has gone from relative obscurity to the highlight films on ESPN. He knocked in 5 RBI’s last night for a career high.
Mayberry Jr. has been used very sparingly by the Philadelphia Phillies, they’ve brought him up, and sent him down too many times. I think with these types of games, he is proving that he deserves to be playing. If the Phillies aren’t going to play him, they should trade him because Mayberry is just waiting to get his chance, but the Phillies seem not to want to bring him up for a whole season.
The Phillies won their 58th game of the season last night in New York, and Cole Hamels pitches for them today at 4:10 PM ET on Fox.
Interesting fact from the Press notes yesterday about the Phillies 14-1 victory just before the All-Star Break:
ELIAS SAYS: Raúl Ibañez (6 RBI), John Mayberry Jr. (4 RBI) and Domonic Brown (2 RBI) drove in 12 of the Phillies' runs in a 14-1 win over the Braves on Sunday ... That was the highest RBI total by Philadelphia's three starting outfielders in 88 years, since Cy Williams and Johnny Mokan drove in seven runs each in a 20-14 win over the Cardinals (May 11, 1923) ... Curt Walker, the third Phillies outfielder in that game, went 1-for-4 without an RBI. Courtesy: Elias Sports Bureau