The Phillies defense was one of the biggest team improvements of 2019. In 2018, the team was 29th in fielding percentage and errors committed. In 2019, the Phillies improved to 15th in errors committed and 12th in fielding percentage. That improvement has yielded 3 Rawlings Gold Glove finalists for the Phillies. We all knew that […]Read more "Multiple Phillies named as Golden Glove finalists"
If your kid has to receive a report card at the end of their year, then why shouldn’t the Phillies? I’m going to break down grades by overall starting pitching, relief pitching, and batters. I’ll also present grades to individual players and coaches. The report card will be broken into 3 separate pieces, for your […]Read more "Phillies end of season report card: Starting Pitching"
The Phillies suffered a two-game sweep at the hands of the Boston Red Sox this weekend. Losing Saturday’s game 2-1 and Sunday’s game 6-3. In doing so they are now 4.5 games out of the second wild-card spot. Their remaining schedule doesn’t help as the teams they play still have something to play for. The […]Read more "Phillies’ have a Mountain to climb after being swept by Red Sox"
On August 13th, 2019, the Philadelphia Phillies welcomed back Charlie Manuel with open arms as the Phillies hitting coach, relieving John Mallee of his duties. On, August 14th, 2019, Philadelphia took to the diamond and batter’s box for the first time with Manuel as the hitting coach. What followed was an eruption of hits and […]Read more "Charlie Manuel has become the Bat Whisperer since re-joining the Phillies"
Somehow, the Phillies still hold on to a wildcard, are tied with the Nationals, AND STILL 7 games back of the division. How that’s possible is anyone’s guess as the Phillies lost 2/3 to a team that had only won 4 games since the All-Star break. This time we’re not going in chronological order. We’re […]Read more "Series Recap: Phillies Get White Sock’d"
Lost in the shuffle of offseason trades and signings was the elimination of the August 31st waiver trade deadline. That means July 31st is last opportunity for teams to make trades. We are less than a week away from the deadline and the Phillies are still in a weird place. They’re 5.5 games back in […]Read more "Upcoming weekend will decide how Phillies approach trade deadline"
The Phillies came off a series win against the Pirates to face the worst team in all of baseball by win total, the Detroit Tigers. From all angles, it looked like the perfect opportunity to get hot before facing the Braves in Philly. The Phillies seemed determined to lose at least one of these two […]Read more "Series Wrap: The Phillies are allowed to win games?!"
Nothing has been pleasant in Philadelphia since the Phillies fell out of first place in the NL East. No more are the times when “Gotta Fly Now” would ring out in the streets. Businesses couldn’t keep Phillies merchandise on the shelves. Now there is just a strong feeling of ‘meh’. The overwhelming dullness has even […]Read more "Phillies have to win their next two games if they are to make a playoff push"
The Phillies are not in the Dodgers class. Yet they took two of four from the NL’s best team. The splitting of the series showed me two things. One, the Phillies just can’t possibly match up with a team the Dodgers caliber. They have too many holes. Two, newly extended Matt Klentak needs to get […]Read more "Four takeaways from a resurgent week for the Phillies"
The four-game sweep of the Mets had the excitement buzzing. The Phillies did exactly what a team of their caliber is supposed to do, crush those who are struggling. Now the games weren’t runaways as one would hope. In fact, they had to take two in walk-off fashion. The offense worked yet the pitching still […]Read more "Where do the Phillies go from here?"