Two Phillies Shine, Named Players of the Month

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Philadelphia Phillies’ Bryce Harper reacts after hitting a two-run home run off St. Louis Cardinals’ John King during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 1, 2024, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

The Phillies continue their amazing 2024 season with a 6-4 win over the Chicago Cubs last night to push them a season-high 27 over .500. They wake up this morning with more good news as Bryce Harper wins NL Player of month for June and Cristopher Sanchez wins NL pitcher for the month of June.

Both have been stars and their performances have kept this team afloat during a tough month of June, where the Phillies managed to keep the Atlanta Braves at bay in the NL East, as well as keeping a lead for the entire NL with the Los Angeles Dodgers looming.

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Bryce Harper has now won back-to-back player of the month awards for the NL this season and firmly cementing himself in the middle of the MVP race. Harper hit .374 with a 1.166 OPS, while tallying 7 homeruns, 16 RBIs, and 17 extra base hits (lead the NL for the month).

He continues to be engine and energy that helps the Phillies perform like World Series favorites on most nights. Harper looks to be in contention for his first MVP since winning it in 2021 with the Phillies and will have to fight of the Dodgers’ Shohei Ohtani for the inside track of the award for the rest of the season

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Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cristopher Sanchez reacts after the Phillies won a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Friday, June 28, 2024, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Phillies’ Prized Prospect

Cristopher Sanchez has won his first NL pitcher of the month of his career and was award for his amazing performance in June. He posted a 3-0 record, 33 innings pitched and a 1.64 ERA. He only four batters in five appearances on the mound and topped the month with a complete game shutout against the Marlins, allowing on three hits.

He has begun to cement himself as one of the best No. 4 starters in the entire league posting a 2.41 ERA, which is fifth best in all of Major League Baseball. The Phillies recently extended him during the month of June and are getting instant results with proof showing he will only get better.

Photo Credit: AP Photo/Derik Hamilton