Phillies legend Mike Schmidt is teaming up with Mayor Kenney, the city of Philadelphia, Independence Blue Cross, and the Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation to help protect you from the sun's harmful rays. "The sun almost took my life," Schmidt told the Palm Beach Post after his battle with skin cancer.
Tommy Joseph is making the Phillies' situation at first base quite tricky. Joseph on Thursday continued building on his red-hot month of May by going 2 for 5 with a game-tying homer in the seventh and a walk-off RBI single in the 11th inning of the Phillies' 2-1 win over the Rockies (see Instant Replay). He's hit .329 in May with six doubles, six homers, 15 RBIs and a .657 slugging percentage. The only first basemen in the majors with a higher slugging percentage this month are Yonder Alonso, Justin Bour and Paul Goldschmidt. That'll hold off the eye-popping production of Rhys Hoskins for now (see Future Phillies Report). Extending it further, Joseph has played 148 career games with 499 plate
Andrea Canales, ESPN.com The successful athlete can shut out distractions and perform at the highest level. It's no easy task, but neither is making it to the big leagues. Freddy Galvis, the Venezuelan shortstop for the Phillies, is finding success despite turmoil in his home country. While he has always been a top defensive player, the Phillies are now getting more production from Galvis' bat. In 45 games played, Galvis has figured out the timely hit, resulting in 24 runs batted in. That's good enough for third on his club, behind Maikel Franco and Aaron Altherr and the increased production has helped Galvis stave off the franchise's top prospect, J.P. Crawford. Given Galvis' stick–to–itiveness,