The Howard- a strikeout, error, and homerun all wrapped up in a nifty lil' package by one player in the same game.
And for some uncanny reason, the Phillies seem to win any time one of them does it.
Today's hero- Erik Kratz. The career minor leaguer is finally getting a chance to shine at 32 years old and is making the most of the opportunity, batting .333/1.200 in 20 games with 6 doubles, 5 homeruns, and 12 RBI.
This marks the 4th Phillies Howard of the season, and the 4th time they've won (Others by Chooch, J-Roll, and Howard).
*Side note- Michael Martinez got the start at SS today and went 0-2, dropping his triple slash line to .130/.190/.185. Holy crapballs he's horrible, but loyal reader SirAlden loves him. He also thinks Mike Lieberthal was a cancer and that Ryan Howard is signed to a good contract, so his opinion should be taken with 1 million grains of salt.