Monday, August 24, 2009

Phungo Cards - Player of the Week Jayson Werth

2009 Phungo #28 Jayson Werth

Jayson Werth was named the most recent NL Player week. His 11-25 (.440) week included five homers, 2 of which occurred in a game covered by team Phungo last week.

Charlie Manuel took a little heat for putting Werth on the All-star team this year. The selections was not an egregious violation - The other most likely player was likely the also very deserving Pablo Sandoval of the San Francisco Giants. Manuel only took two extra Phillies, Werth and slugger Ryan Howard. Howard is likely a perenial all-star, Werth may not be but right now he has 29 homers (7th in the league) and a respectable .271 average - along with an impressive .372 OBP.

The photo from todays Phungo Card was taken on September 11th 2008, prior to the first of four games the Phils 4 game series with the Brewers. That game is where it all started for the 08 Phils. They were 4 games behind the Brewers for the wild card and would end the weekend tied with Milwaukee for the Wild Card lead. To honor and remember the victims the September 11th attacks the Phils as well as all other Major League teams wore their patriotic caps for the weekend series - that is why Werth has a blue Phils cap on. The Phungo Card lists Werth's specific position of RF, and he got his uniform number, 28, for a card number.

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