Bowa backtracks on Domonic Brown criticism

Bowa backtracks on Domonic Brown criticism
June 4, 2014, 9:00 pm
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After a 4-7 homestand that Larry Bowa called the "most disappointing" he's ever seen and the club's second team meeting in a month, the Phillies were shut out for the seventh time in 27 games by Jordan Zimmermann and the Nationals on Tuesday.

Wednesday on Philly Sports Talk, Bowa backtracked on comments he made the day before on 97.5 The Fanatic calling out outfielder Domonic Brown, who's hitting .208/.264/.313 with four homers through 54 games. Brown also owns the second-worst WAR in all of baseball.

"First of all, it wasn't blistering," Bowa said of the Brown comments. "I just said if it was me, and I was struggling, I'd be mad. That's all I said."

But it's not all Bowa said. He also made clear his concern about Brown's production outside his incredible month of May last season when he hit .303 with 12 homers and 25 RBIs. Minus May, Brown hit .264 with 15 homers and 58 RBIs in 111 games.

"During that six-week period, he put up some monster numbers. So then he got hurt the second half [and] he didn't have his ABs that he normally would have. Everybody knows that," Bowa said.

For more from Bowa, see the video above.

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