The hits are nice, but the best sign from Howard was when he beat out the throw on an infield single he hit. The big man was running hard!
The power will come back to Howard with time. He’s got tremendous upper body strength, so he’ll be able to muscle the ball for this season, and next season his legs will extend that power. What you want to look for his his stability. He’s not going to be able to be as explosive out of the box, and running the bases. That’s going to take time, and hopefully he can get back to where he was.
It will be exciting to see how long he plays in the field tonight.
– Side Notes
- Ryan Howard’s game-worn Phillies baby-blue jersey (pictured above) from last night’s game was actioned off for $4,900 for BlueClaws Charites. Pretty cool!
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