The Phillies are looking to sneak into the postseason. Well, here we are. After 57 VERY long Philadelphia Phillies baseball games, it all comes down to this. Despite winning 10 out of 11 at one point in time, despite having the second worst bullpen in baseball history, and despite losing countless players to injury, our […]Read more "Bullpen Blues: Phillies race for the postseason is on"
I have been one of Klentak’s critics and wrote back before COVID that the Phillies were playing a dangerous game with Realmuto’s contract. The Phillies should have signed Realmuto this should never have been allowed to go to arbitration. I stated that I lacked confidence in Klentak and his ability to get a deal done. […]Read more "Klentak’s Statement on the Realmuto/Sanchez trade gives fans little confidence"
The Phillies take 3/4 from the Blue Jays, set themselves up perfectly for a playoff position. After all the drama and all the chaos that has been the 2020 Phillies this season, the team is finally approaching the final stretch, and they have set themselves up to be in a playoff position. Despite losing series […]Read more "Phillies Podcast: Crucial series win against the Blue Jays"
The Phillies lose yet another series at the hands of their league-worst bullpen. It seems impossible, but the Philadelphia Phillies keep on finding ways to one-up their own embarrassing play. On Wednesday night they blew the game in the ninth inning because one of their relievers literally dropped the baseball on the mound, and on […]Read more "Bullpen Blues: Why are the Phillies the way that they are?"
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"
Just under two weeks and 15 games have passed since our midway review of the 2020 Phillies season. The Phillies have gone 8-7 in that stretch with a record of 23-22. Following Sunday’s doubleheader sweep by Miami, the Marlins have claimed second place with a half-game lead over the Phillies at 23-21. Rather than looking […]Read more "Storylines to Watch in Final Stretch of Phillies Season"
New Phillies podcast, “Bullpen Blues”. Seemingly against all odds, the Philadelphia Phillies are currently tied up two apiece with the Miami Marlins during their grueling seven games series. The team has already seen their fair share of bullpen collapses (multiple if I may add), and the Marlins have battled hard, respectfully. This seven game gauntlet […]Read more "Bullpen Blues: Harper is back and the Phillies pen still stinks"
The last time the Phillies played the Marlins, they went 1-2 against them before being forced to stop competition for over a week due to COVID-19. Now, it’s time for payback. Since then, the Phillies have fought their way to a 21-18 record and sole possession of second place in the National League East. The […]Read more "Three Keys for Phillies’ Seven-Game Series in Miami"
Few Phillies players have received as much criticism this season as Hector Neris. The 31-year RHP began the season as the team’s closer, following up on his 28-save 2019 season. Since then, he has left much to be desired. But has he lost his stuff or just had a few bad outings? Today, we take […]Read more "Has Phillies’ RP Hector Neris Lost His magic?"
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"