Brown wraps up more honors for recent blast

(Photo: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)

It's not surprising that Domonic Brown picked up his second straight Player of the Week honors, but he also grabbed honors for the Player of the Month. The 25-year old has put on a big offensive display for the struggling Phillies.

The numbers are simply staggering. Domonic Brown put together one of the best months that a Phillies' hitter has had in a very long time.

In 28 games last month, Brown hit .303, snapping his average up from .233 where it was at the end of April to .272 where it stood following the final game of the merry month of May. Of the 12 home runs that Brown hit in May, ten of them came in the final ten games of the month.

It's also very interesting that in 109 at-bats, Brown didn't draw nary a walk. You have to wonder if that stat is good or bad? You want to see guys take walks, but there's certainly no arguing with how Brown is hitting the ball.

Baseball pundits from the likes of Larry Bowa to Jayson Stark have given their theories as to why Brown didn't get any walks point to how well he's squaring up pitches and making contact. On Sunday, Brown came to the plate in a key spot and wasn't given a pitch to hit and willingly took a walk. That fact alone should scare the hell out of pitchers, because if Brown stays hot and doesn't start swinging at bad pitches, things aren't going to get easier for pitchers anytime soon.


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