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Watch Cody Asche Flash the Sick Leather and Then Blast a Homer in Breakout Performance

Aug 13, 2013, 10:33 AM EDT

These have been trying times to be a Phillies fan but after dropping 11-straight games on the road Cole Hamels and the Phillies found a way to earn the ‘W’ on Monday night in Atlanta. Not only did Hamels earn the impressive win but rookie third baseman Cody Asche gave us a real nice glimmer of hope for the future by having himself one heck of a baseball game.

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Kid ain’t afraid to get dirty

Asche first wowed in the field when he made a nasty play on a ball that looked to be headed up the middle for a base hit in the third inning. Asche dove to his left and made a very nice stop, hopped right up and made a quick turn and throw that was in time to get Andrelton Simmons.

Oh, to be young and at third base.

Cody added to his big day by doing it at the dish too. He belted a big three-run blast in the sixth to give Hamels the 4-run cushion. He also singled to center in the ninth and would later score on a Chooch single to give Cole a little extra to work with.

All in all, one of the more exciting days from a Phillies youngster in a while.

That Hamels kid wasn’t too bad himself.

And a big congrats to Charlie Manuel who earned the 1,000th win as Manager of the Philadelphia Phillies. Jim Salisbury has more on that here.

  1. yishmeister - Aug 13, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Not meant to be a criticism, but does Asche ever smile? He reminds me a lot of Utley coming up back in the day.

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    • Brian - Aug 13, 2013 at 10:55 AM

      I agree. His swings looks a lot like Utley’s, too…

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      • Andy Schreiber - Aug 13, 2013 at 12:06 PM

        I have been thinking the same thing – his swing looks a LOT like Chase’s. That’s a good thing.

        Brown, Ruf, and Asche have been real bright spots for this team.

        Now if we only had some solid young bullpen arms to go along with them.

  2. Ray - Aug 13, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Like what I’m seeing in Asche. We gotta look ahead to the future. 2008 is a LONG TIME AGO!!!!

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  3. willh888 - Aug 13, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Dive like that is a dime a dozen. It’s the insanely quick pop up and the accurate throw that make this play special. Young man must realize talent and effort go hand in hand to make any noise.

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  4. nahroots - Aug 13, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    and diving into 1st base continues to not get you there any faster

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  5. docdeath20 - Aug 13, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    Ruben needs to be fired, why would he trade for Young when he has home grown talent down on the farm. How he has kept his job is almost as mind-boggling on how Andy Reid kept his. Ruben hasn’t built crap, Ed Wade built the 08 team along with Gillick and I am not a Wade guy at all. However he did bring in Utley, Hamels, Howard, Mad Dog etc Ruben brought in ZERO , times yours

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    • eric - Aug 13, 2013 at 3:46 PM

      Yea, how dare he not let a mid-level (at best) prospect come to the major leagues without first playing half a season at AAA. Great.

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