The Phillies offense woke up last night. Domonic Brown came alive offensively tonight going 2-for-3 with his sixth home run of the year, a walk, two runs scored and three RBIs. Ben Revere continued to improve his batting average tonight going 2-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Chase Utley was a run-producer for the Phillies tonight with three RBIs and a stolen base as the Phillies rolled to a 9-7 victory. More here.
Lee was slated to throw 70-75 pitches in a rehab start on Sunday for Single-A Clearwater to see if he was ready to rejoin the Phillies starting rotation before the All-Star break. Rain came through the area and limited Lee to just 24 pitches over two innings of work. Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg told reporters prior to Monday's game that the Phillies now much push back Lee's 70-75 pitch start which won't allow him to return until after the break. More here.
Baseball America released their midseason Top 50 prospects list and the Phillies feature two players on the list. Shortstop J.P. Crawford, the team's 2013 first-round pick, comes in on the list at No. 23 while third baseman Maikel Franco rounds out the list at No. 50. Baseball America notes that Crawford could become a top 10 prospect and one of the top shortstop prospects in the game. More here.