Domonic Brown makes his ballyhooed debut tonight and bats sixth when Roy Halladay (11-8, 2.28) and the Phillies continue their series with Edwin Jackson (6-9, 5.01) and the Diamondbacks. First pitch is 7:05.
Preview: When the 2010 schedule was first released, a Wednesday night game with the D-Backs in late July ranked right at the bottom among desirable tickets, yet tonight has all the makings of a show-stopper. Coupled with a season-high six-game winning streak and the larger-than-life presence of their ace, the Phillies open the curtain on a central character tonight, one they're hoping will dance through the annals of team history. Domonic Brown, recently knighted as the best prospect in all of baseball by Baseball America, rolls off the showroom floor and into Citizens Bank Park with a Jaguar's glint. Engineered to hit .327 with 20 home runs, 68 RBIs and 17 stolen bases in 93 games at the minors' highest levels, the 22-year-old is so refined, that he breaches the cold-storage bench buffer that entangles most young call-ups and will be served straightaway at the big league table. One can only hope that he'll improve with age and won't turn into vinegar.[Jump to the newest comments]