For the most part, the Phillies didn’t have much of an injury problem in the 2020 season. A Jay Bruce here, an Adam Morgan there. Nothing was too bad. During a huge series against the Marlins, the Phillies had both JT Realmuto and Rhys Hoskins go down with injuries. JT Realmuto should be fine in […]Read more "How Rhys Hoskins’ elbow injury impacts the Phillies"
John Middleton described it as correcting an injustice. For years, it was the Phillies’ policy not to retire a player’s number unless they were inducted into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. That all changed today. Dick Allen (known in other cities as Richie) had his iconic number 15 retired in front of a select, […]Read more "Phillies Immortalize Number 15 in Honor of Dick Allen"
If I told you in January of 2020 that Rhys Hoskins would have a higher OPS than Mike Trout, you would’ve never believed me. To be fair, there’s a lot of things that you wouldn’t have believed in January of 2020. Rhys Hoskins has a higher On-base percentage plus slugging percentage than Mike Trout, Anthony […]Read more "A closer look at the recent rise of Phillies’ Rhys Hoskins"
At the end of 2017, there seemed to be an abundance of hope for the Philadelphia Phillies. The absolute breakout of rookie first baseman Rhys Hoskins pushed the Phillies to be buyers in the offseason. No longer would the rebuild be front and center! Finally, the Phillies would spend some money and try to compete. […]Read more "Jake Arrieta has become the Worst signing in Phillies’ History"
The Phillies still have the highest bullpen ERA in the majors with a 7.02 ERA. To pad their bullpen, the Phillies add David Phelps. The 8-year veteran is in the midst of a great season with the Brewers. In 13 IP, Phelps has posted a 2.77 ERA. He’s also been striking out hitters at a […]Read more "Instant analysis: Phillies Acquire David Phelps in trade with Brewers"
Frustration has been setting in for each and every Phillies fan. They opened their season a week ago. Now, they have to sit around and do nothing, through no fault of their own. The Phillies season is on hold for the time being and it may just spark a new rivalry For years, the Phillies […]Read more "How a suspended Phillies season may have sparked a new rivalry"
MLB finally returned this past week, but excitement rapidly turned to concern for Phillies fans. The Phils opened their campaign against the Miami Marlins, who brought the team crashing back down to earth after a turbulent opening series. Here’s all you need to know in our first series recap of the 2020 season. Game 1: […]Read more "Series recap: Familiar problems continue to haunt the Phillies"
Pitching Matchups In the first game of this abbreviated season, Aaron Nola will oppose Sandy Alcantara. Last season, Alcantara was the Marlins’ All-Star pick. In 3 starts against the Phillies, he had a 3.86 ERA with a 1.821 WHIP. He averaged over 10 baserunners allowed per start against the Phillies. Aaron Nola flashed great stuff […]Read more "Series Preview: Phillies Back in Action Against Marlins"
When the owners and players’ association agreed on a 60-game season, there were no expanded players. Here, on the first day of the season, the association and MLB have agreed to a whole new playoff format. Instead of 10 teams, there will now be 16. Just for this season, over half of MLB’s 30 teams […]Read more "What MLB playoff expansion means for the Phillies"
Finally, baseball returns. It took me days to figure out what I was going to write here. A 60-game season could be full of surprises and I am going to try and predict All of them. Bear with me as I have a lot of explaining to do. NL East 1) Washington Nationals (36-24) Everyone […]Read more "PSN Picks the MLB Season: Alec’s Picks"