8/10 Rookie Watch – Ryan Howard

With the score tied, bases loaded, nobody out, in the top of the 9th rookie Ryan Howard stepped to the plate for the Philadelphia Phillies against Los Angeles reliever Yhency Brazoban. A moment later the Phillies were up by four as the big rookie creamed a homer deep over the right centerfield fence. Final score Phillies 9 Dodgers 5. It was Howard’s 8th home run since being called up July 1st to fill in for Jim Thome.

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