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Ross D. Franklin/AP What can the data tell us about one of the Phillies’ streakiest pitchers? Welcome to the first installment of By the Numbers, where I will be taking an analytic deep-dive into the data of various Phillies....
Photo via Kirby Lee — USA TODAY Sports Yeah, we all knew they were going to lose yesterday, but it wasn’t as bad as we thought The Phillies lost yesterday — which came as no surprise to most. We...
Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports The Phils’ bullpen is full of question marks and there’s no time to find the answers. When the Phillies entered spring training back in mid-February, the coronavirus had not yet reared its ugly head and...
DJ LeMahieu got the Yankees offense off to a good start | Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images The Phillies weren’t favored on Tuesday, and sure enough, they lost If the Phillies could have drawn up an ideal return to...
Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports At long last, baseball! Hey you! How ya been? Good, good. Did you hear the news? Yeah, this group of guys we know and love are getting together tonight to play this thing called “base...
Gary Sanchez after an unsuccessful plate appearance | Photo by Elsa/Getty Images After a week-long hiatus, the Phillies will attempt to actually play some baseball games Last week, when it seemed as if the Phillies were going to play...
Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Papa’s got a brand new schedule At long last, the Phillies are going to be playing some actual, real-life baseball next week. And what would be better for the Phillies, who haven’t played baseball against...
John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports Apparently, a new sport has been invented Logan Forsythe is a Marlin now and expected to play a lot. Did he show you anything at all in spring training/summer camp, or is he washed?—...
Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports The virtual Phillies are beginning to inch away With the real life Phillies’ season on a pause right now, let’s check in with the virtual Phillies to see how their season is moving along. This...
Photo via Joe Sargent / Getty Images In retrospect, this trade is starting to look a lot worse than we initially thought... Ah, 2018 — what a delightfully strange season that was for the Philadelphia Phillies. It almost feels...
James Lang-USA TODAY Sports MLB needs to do something here It appears that the Phillies will continue to sit on their 1-2 record. The #BlueJays vs. Phillies games this weekend have been postponed per Charlie Montoyo— Ben Nicholson-Smith (@bnicholsonsmith)...
James Lang-USA TODAY Sports Last game: 11-6 loss to the Marlins Next game: Doubleheader on Saturday August 1 vs. Blue Jays, starting at 3:07.TV: Game 1-NBCSP+, Game 2-NBCSPRadio: 94 WIP, WTTM 1680 These games, along with the one on...
Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images Some good things did happen this weekend at Citizens Bank Park. It feels a bit stupid to write a piece about baseball between the lines when so much is happening outside the lines that...
James Lang-USA TODAY Sports Once the dust settled, it’s time to think about how the team moves forward Well, that was a day, huh? If you were anything like the regular fans out there yesterday, you were constantly refreshing...
Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images The Phils will continue to get tested as they get ready for the Blue Jays this weekend in Philly. The upcoming Phillies-Yankees home-and-home series set to take place this week has officially been postponed....
Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images Phillies players await test results as more Marlins test positive. Reports indicate the second game of the Phillies’ series against the New York Yankees at Citizens Bank Park has also been postponed due to...
Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images What are we doing here? As I sat down on my couch last Thursday evening, I performed a ritual that I had done many times in the past. One that usually begins in spring,...
Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images The Phils’ opening series against the Marlins this weekend may be the last baseball you see in 2020. The 2020 MLB season could be over before it’s really had a chance to begin. It...
James Lang-USA TODAY Sports Because instant analysis always - ALWAYS - turns out to be true We as fans crave instant analysis. We devour post-draft grades in whatever sport is picking teenagers or college players as future members of...
Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images The problem with VV games is that the bullpen is even worse. Despite the score, this game wasn’t even close. The Phillies dropped the rubber match of their opening series against the Marlins 11-6...
Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports The Phillies turn to (newly revamped?) Vince Velasquez to bring home a series win A day after the team throttled the Fish, the Phillies head back at it against Miami to try and grab an...
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Listen, it was either that headline, or something about how he “hatched” a great game Today was supposed to be a day of excitement. After all, the Phillies were able to unveil their shiny new...
Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Let’s try this again Welcome back, friends. Have you recovered from watching a full game for the first time since September? (Admit it - most of you didn’t watch the intrasquad games or the exhibitions...
Not the debut Joe Girardi hoped for | Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images The first game of the Girardi era looked disturbingly similar to the old era Maybe it wasn’t Gabe Kapler’s fault. Things were supposed to be better...
Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports It’s bad luck to say “good luck” on Opening Day We’ve made it. Opening Day is here and baseball is ready to help lead us to.....something. I don’t know what because life is going to...