The Howard- when a player strikes out, commits an error, and hits a homerun all within the same game. Lovingly named after the Philadelphia Phillies slugger, Ryan Howard.
Ryan Howard won yesterday's game for the Phillies. How? By committing his first Howard of the season, which essentially guarantees a victory for the good guys. Howard may not connect for many homeruns anymore, but when he does, he makes them count when it comes to The Howard. It was his first longball of the year, and first error as well.
*Jonathan Papelbon has been nearly perfect this season. Upping trade value? 6 innings, 6 strikeouts, no walks, no runs, and only 1 hit. That's a 0.00 ERA and 0.16 WHIP.
*After watching Odubel Herrera more, I think the Phillies did well picking him up for essentially nothing in terms of today's baseball economics (only cost $100K). He makes consistent contact, is young and athletic, has some speed, and at least has doubles power. Not a star, but if he can hold his average around .285, he has worth.
*I'm still not sold on Freddy Galvis being a good hitter, but he's doing well in the early going (.319/.831).