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Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images A splendid performance by Spencer Howard
Photo via Heather Barry “I love this organization... from top to bottom, they’re just good people who care about baseball.” - JT Realmuto on the Phillies JT Realmuto held his first public presser since baseball activities resumed today —...
Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images A new team and a new hitting approach may help Segura get back his his 2016-18 levels Let’s begin with this caveat: it’s possible that Jean Segura won’t be getting any hits this season....
Let’s talk sewage and sabermetrics! In preparation for a 2020 season that may or may not actually happen, I’m going through the major leagues to say some mean things about each team. This time, I’ll talk about a team...
Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images A nice win that the team needed when the bullpen collapsed twice When bullpens blow games, it hurts. When they blow it twice in a game, it really, really hurts. Luckily for the simPhillies,...
Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports Once the pandemic starts to affect the Phillies directly, that’s when the questions start It started when Aaron Nola was mistakenly thought to have tested positive for the coronavirus. That’s when some of the questions...
Photo by Elsa/Getty Images Not exactly a storybook return for Vince Velasquez to Houston Rememeber when the Phillies traded Ken Giles to Houston? The headliner of the deal coming back was Vince Velasquez, no matter what you might have...
Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images After the schedule drop, we have some thoughts Schedules being released is usually the domain of the NFL. After all, they’ve only got 16 (17?) of them, so it’s easy to do an analysis...
Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images 60 games. Maybe. It’s the thing we’ve all been waiting for. As the summer rolls along, we’re starting to get a little bored of watching Netflix, Hulu or Apple TV. “The Morning Show” was...
Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images With an off-day in the cards, let’s take a look at how the fake Phillies are faring So far in the simulation, the Phillies have bounced around in the standings anywhere from first to...
Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images With Nola still not present in Philadelphia, what would the strategy be? In his meeting with the press yesterday, Joe Girardi was asked about Aaron Nola’s condition while he is still at home for...
Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images How sweep it is. Getting a sweep is always fun. Getting a sweep when you’re about to board a plane to the next city makes that flight all the better. Zach Eflin had a...
Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images God bless America. And Adam Haseley. What should’ve been an easy win, based on what we saw in the first inning, turned into a near nightmare. Luckily, Adam Haseley had some heroics in store...
Photo by Ben VanHouten/Seattle Mariners A visit to the Pacific Northwest yields a fine opening result One of those rare trips up to Seattle saw the Phillies entering the stadium to see a team that was struggling and play...
Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images Bad contracts are bad, but only until they are. No one wants to be left holding the bag on a bad contract. No one wants to be the Los Angeles Angels reluctantly gripping the...
Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports On to the West Coast! Not a good night for the ace and now it’s officially time to worry about Aaron Nola. Giving up a bases loaded, two out triple that decided the game is...
Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images Which players had the best season where they played in 60 games or less? 60 games. That’s going to be the extent of the Phillies’ season in 2020. Possibly more, if they decide they...
Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports Just the facts here, folks Game 1: Padres 6, Phillies 3 Kind of a blah game overall. Zach Eflin wasn’t that good in Game 1, allowing 5 runs in four innings, including the big blow...
BreakingT I know I’m buying one It all started with a tweet from a local radio host that mistakenly took your favorite leftfielder’s name and botched it horribly. Coming back from ACL injury last season, #phillies LF Lawrence McCutcheon...
Photo by Gary Fabiano-Pool/Getty Images If Easy-E and Barack Obama can’t make these guys relevant, nobody can In preparation for a possible 2020 season, I’m going around the major leagues and writing mean things about each team. This time,...
Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports The Phillies lose a heartbreaker before a big series Before a big series against the surprising Padres, the Phillies would’ve liked to taken the last game of the series and head into the next one...
Photo via Bill Streicher - USA TODAY Sports The Phillies’ GM is ready to get the season underway... Phillies General Manager, Matt Klentak, held a short presser over Zoom on Monday afternoon — which I was lucky enough to...
Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images There are a lot of little nuances around who was on and who was left off Quick question: before yesterday, show of hands how many of you forgot that Joe Girardi is the Phillies...
Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images That’s a lot of names So, as we begin to gear up for baseball to restart before they have to shut it all down again because COVID-19 isn’t going away, we waited to see...
Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images Spencer Howard: co-ace? Ahhhhhh, those days when plans come together. It was inevitable when the season started that Spencer Howard was going to be a part of the pitching staff at some point. As...