By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Philadelphia Phillies slugger Ryan Howard is still affected by his ankle. He said this morning that is ankle is about 98% right now.
Reportedly, he battled soreness in his left ankle for much of the 2010 season.
He rested it the entire winter. He also did some rehab on his ankle leading up to the Philadelphia Phillies camp.
“The ankle is good. The ankle is really good,” said the first baseman. “It’s pretty much 98 percent. There is a little bit of tightness, a little bit of soreness every once in awhile, but it’s good to go.”
The St. Louis, Missouri native had a .276 batting average during the 2010 season. He also had 31 home runs and 108 RBI’s in 143 games.
Howard also had 23 doubles and five triples on 152 hits, while scoring 87 runs.
The 31 home runs were the fewest since his rookie season in 2005 when he had 22 home runs in 88 games.
The team ent 83-59 in his starts. He had an 11-game hit streak during the game with a 21-game on-base streak.
He also had 15 games without a home run. In addition, he had eight games without an RBI.
Howard had two games, where he hit two home runs during the 2010 season. In Game 65 against the Minnesota Twins, he had two home runs and three RBI’s in a 9-5 win over the Twins on June 18.
In addition, he had two home runs and four RBI’s in a 12-6 loss to the Chicago Cubs on July 15.