If anyone needs some fake awards, it’s the 2021 Philadelphia Phillies. It’s been less than inspiring thus far, so Kyle Fisher and I thought we’d get together and cheer (some) of our favorite Phillies up. Don’t let consecutive walk-offs fool you: the bullpen’s been a nightmare again, their run differential sits at -13, and Didi […]Read more "Phillies’ Team Award Winners Through the First Sixty Games"
In a roster of 26 men, sometimes players get lost in plain view. For example, you’d be forgiven if you forgot that Chase Anderson was still on the team. Did you forget about Matt Joyce? No problem. There is one player that everyone keeps forgetting about and they really shouldn’t be. That man is Ranger […]Read more "Why is nobody talking about Ranger Suarez when it comes to the Phillies?"
What did the best week of your life look like? Did you welcome a child into the world? Was it your big wedding day? Was it a trip you’ll never forget or even perhaps a wild party? Well, Luke Williams has you beat. He started off playing for Team USA in the Olympic qualifiers and […]Read more "Luke Williams takes Olympic Success into the Major Leagues"
Did you know the Phillies are 3-6 in games that Matt Moore pitches? Now you do! Whether it was as a starter or as a reliever, Matt Moore has been an unequivocal failure. Moore has put up career highs (in a bad way) all across the board. His ERA is currently 7.36. His next highest […]Read more "It’s time for the Phillies to admit that the Matt Moore experiment has failed"
A few years ago, Zack Wheeler fell behind the shadow of the Met’s pitchers in front of him. Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, and, yes, Matt Harvey all flashed ace potential. All things considered, Wheeler was a number 3 pitcher in a starting rotation that could flash number 2 potential. As a pitcher with a 98 […]Read more "Zack Wheeler is blossoming into an ace right before our eyes"
For the first time in well more than a year, there will be minor league baseball. The fun antics of local mascots and the performance of baseball’s future stars will once again be on display. Because of the changes to Minor League Baseball, the Phillies will field just 4 professional teams this year: The Triple-A […]Read more "Minor Thoughts: The Phillies Most Interesting Minor League Assignments"
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"
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"
Rhys Hoskins started out 2021 with a hot bat, but something noticeable has been missing. Is Hoskins still the same player? As pointed out by Philly Sports Network contributor Jayln Smoot, the Phillies’ first baseman, Rhys Hoskins, has started the season in a solid way. Since that piece has been out, Hoskins has cooled a bit. […]Read more "Is It Now Time To Be Concerned about Rhys Hoskins?"
The Philadelphia Phillies have been one fun baseball team so far this season. Through a very mere six games, they have put themselves at the top of the division with a 5-1 record. After a season-opening sweep of the reigning NL East Champion Braves, Philadelphia found themselves in a potential reality check series against the […]Read more "Contextualizing the Phillies Sizzling Hot Start to the Season"