Wouldn’t it be nice if every starter did what Zach Wheeler did his last start? He pitched 8.0 strong innings, gave up 1 hit, 1 earned run, with 9 strikeouts. Wheeler gave the Phillies’ bullpen a much-needed night off as Hector Neris was the only bullpen arm used. The Phillies had a small number of […]Read more "The Phillies Bullpen Had a Much Needed Reinforcement Return This Week"
Ok, here’s the situation that unfurled Wednesday night. Relieving starter Johan Oviedo, Genesis Cabrera came in to pitch in his 43rd career game. His first pitch was a 97 MPH sinker straight to the face. Cabrera could’ve easily broken Bryce Harper’s jaw. Bryce walked off on his own power but it certainly didn’t look good. […]Read more "Has Genesis Cabrera Awoken the Phillies After Last Night’s Incident?"
In a shocking turn of events, the Phillies announced that they have recalled Odubel Herrera on Monday. Herrera, 29, will be the starting centerfielder tonight, batting seventh as the Phillies face the Cardinals. Herrera will make his first major league appearance in nearly two years following his domestic abuse case in May 2019. The outfielder […]Read more "Was Odubel Herrera the Phillies’ Last Remaining Option in Centerfield?"
The Phillies clearly have a back-end rotation problem. From the start, we knew that. Matt Moore, currently on the IL, has an atrocious 9.82 ERA. Chase Anderson has lost all 3 of his starts and has posted a 6.48 ERA. In his lone start, Vince Velasquez went 5 innings and allowed just 2 ER but […]Read more "It’s Time for the Phillies to Reunite with Cole Hamels"
When I think of a Phillies-versus-Cardinals series, nothing good comes to mind. I think of squirrels, torn Achilles tendons, and Adam Wainwright. With any luck, only one of those will occur as the Phillies play four games in St. Louis to kick off the week. The Teams Coming Into the Series St. Louis Cardinals The […]Read more "Phillies Look to Right the Ship Vs. Red-Hot Cardinals"
The Philadelphia Phillies have definitely been an up-and-down team this season. Honestly, it’s been a tale of two teams so far. At home, the Phillies showcase a stellar 8-4 record, but a putrid 1-5 record on the road. They have a great chance to rebound and improve that record away from Citizens Bank Park this […]Read more "Phillies Head Out West to Take on the Colorado Rockies"
The short answer is no, but that does not mean that there shouldn’t be concerned. Andrew McCutchen is a former MVP that could still be recovering from his torn ACL from two years ago. McCutchen is in the final year of his 3 years $50 million deal that he signed in the offseason leading into […]Read more "Should The Phillies Be Worried About Andrew McCutchen?"
For the first time since 2015, the San Francisco Giants have won a series in Philadelphia. They won the first 2 games and the Phillies salvaged game 3. It was a series that could’ve easily been swept by the Phillies had they not been hit by the IL bug. Many things happened during this series. […]Read more "Four things we learned about the Phillies in recent series against the Giants"
Following injuries to both of their starting middle infielders, the Phillies recalled prospect Nick Maton to make his major-league debut on Tuesday. Didi Gregorius missed the entirety of the Giants’ series due to inflammation in his throwing elbow. Jean Segura, meanwhile, has a strained right quadricep and has gone to the 10-day Injured List. To […]Read more "Nick Maton is Making Good Impressions in His First Big League Stretch"
The Phillies are coming off of a tough loss to the San Francisco Giants and go into their second game of the series with a very different looking lineup. Here’s all you need to know. Jean Segura is out after picking up an injury in last night’s loss. A right quad strain has placed him […]Read more "Phillies news roundup: Multiple injury updates and two roster moves"