Welcome back, Aaron Altherr!

Perhaps a final Phillies thought before we dash headlong into the madness that is otherwise known around these parts as the Eagles season:

Welcome back, Aaron Altherr!

This is how this was supposed to work - before Altherr shattered his wrist in a spring training mishap in Clearwater. A lot of people wondered if we would see Altherr at all this season.

Well, that was not a ghost terrorizing the Braves last night in Atlanta.

What it was was the same hot bat that Altherr showed at the tail end of last season, and again in Florida this spring before going down.

All Altherr did was go 3-for-4 with a homer as the Phils bolted to a big early lead and held on to beat the Braves, ,7-5. He missed 103 games with a broken left wrist.

You can get all the details here. Keep an eye on Altherr. He could team with Franco to give this team the offensive punch they have desperately needed - and too often lacked - this season.