Domonic Brown is not in the Phillies starting lineup on Friday.
Looks like someone is residing in Chateau Bow Wow, as this marks the third time in the last four games that Brown has opened up on the bench. A slash line of .218/.270/.321 certainly isn't going to ingratiate you to your manager, but what's interesting to see is that it's not like Brown is up there hacking away and striking out a ton. His strikeout rate is actually slightly lower than it was last year. He's had some bad luck with a .245 BABIP, but maybe what people should start to understand is that the guy just isn't that good. He had one crazy month last year, but in truth, he hasn't done anything since. There's only so much rope you can give a guy before he hangs himself, and it looks like Brown's spot on the bench is right next to the gallows.ANALYST: Howard Bender