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Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images Philadelphia heads home for a big series against the Mets after winning two of three in Colorado Ah, now these are the Phillies-Rockies games that I love. High scoring, bullpen driven games where offense...
Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images A solid start is blown apart by the bullpen When you think of Coors Field, you rightly think of scoring. It’s the place where ERAs go to die, giving MLB the highest scoring environment...
Photo by Dustin Bradford/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images A streak has been broken It was looking dire for the Phillies for quite a while. Vince Velasquez was continuing his solid season, but the offense just couldn’t get anything done....
This one will be a little bit harder Yes, yes I know the last few quizzes weren’t exactly the easiest ones. Many of the readers here weren’t even alive in the 1970’s to even remember some of the deep...
Andy Musser was no Harry Kalas, but that’s okay It’s the Thursday before Memorial Day. So naturally, I wrote about Andy Musser and Marlon Anderson. What do Andy Musser and Marlon Anderson have to do with Memorial Day? Absolutely...
Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images The streak hits six losses in a row It started off about as good as it can get, but the starter Eflin could not keep the lead. Another sweep at the hands of the...
In 2010, Roy Halladay threw a perfect game and a no-hitter, but which was more iconic? Roy Halladay was only a Phillie for four years, the last two of which saw him struggle with his health and battle through...
Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Just when you thought they were good... You know what the worst part is about a winning streak? It can mask deficiences on a team that clearly has them. When the simPhillies were winning...
Photo by Greg Thompson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images A guy who we hope isn’t Realmuto’s replacement Here’s the thing about mock drafts. When you see them online, everyone gets worked up about replacing players that are already on the...
Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Baseball in Philadelphia is bad again The offense was shut down by a Dodgers team that is really good at home, but that’s not the worst part of the day. Spencer Howard got hurt....
Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images .... <fart noise> The Cardinals got some hits. The Phillies didn’t. Aaron Nola was really good, but he got no help. Adam Wainwright isn’t allowed in the city of Philadelphia ever again. There —...
Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images A blown save racks up another loss Coming into this series, the Phillies had taken 2 out of 3 from the big, bad Dodgers. They were in first place by a few games. Sure,...
Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports Drat. Remember that winning streak? Boy, it’s nights like this that make that streak feel so long ago. The bats went silent, the pitching brought gasoline to a bonfire and it was ugly, just ugly....
Photo by Rob Tringali/SportsChrome/Getty Images The Phillies would have won it all again, that’s what. It’s “What If?” week here at SB Nation and, as part of the network’s ongoing look at different “What If...?” moments in sports history,...
Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images The winning streak is over, but boy did the second game end with a bang Game 1 - Dodgers 8, Phillies 4 Everything was going hunky dory until the bullpen happened. Spencer Howard had...
Unsurprisingly, money appears to be a holdup in getting players back on the field | Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images Plus another helpful tip from former manager Gabe Kapler! This week, I’ll talk about why - despite big talk...
Who doesn’t love a good throwback game? What happened? Well, you win some and you lose some. For the last homestand it was mostly losing some, but life could be worse. We could be the Nationals, who are 18.5...
Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images Well that was unexpected. Entering this series, the Phillies had won nine straight games, but there still seemed to be the feeling that they still needed to prove something. Beating up on the Pirates...
Perfect Game A prep outfielder leads off our coverage this year This season, the MLB draft is taking on a different shape. The 30 teams will only be conducting a draft that is only five rounds with undrafted players...
Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images A Mother’s Day treat for the offense. Mother’s Day. So many memories of our mothers driving us to and from Little League games, stopping to get ice cream on the way home and...
Was Placido Polanco a better third baseman than Dave Hollins? | Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images Who was the superior third baseman for the Phillies? At the Phillies official website, Todd Zolecki recently ranked the best third basemen in...
Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images Another day, another win. This is getting boring Is it just me, or are the Phillies a really good extra inning team this year? In a night where they used everyone on the...
Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images A 7 game winning streak AND a Jake Arrieta quality start? SIGN ME UP!!! This game started out as a preview of what the Phillies might be acquiring in the form of Chris...
Knapp apparently speaks loudly and carries a weak stick | Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Now we know who’s to blame for Tommy Hunter’s struggles This week, we learn the real reason why Tommy Hunter hasn’t...
Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images If we have a 2020 season, the Phils will need a DH. As any of you who read this blog or listen to my podcast Hittin’ Season on a semi-regular basis knows, I am...