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"
There is no confidential secret. Nationals fans were not happy when Bryce Harper signed with the Phillies for the next 13 years. Irate might be a better word…with a pinch of salt. Bryce Harper got paid and had a solid season with the Phillies. His 35 HR were the 2nd most of his career. He […]Read more "Bryce Harper shouldn’t be part of the Nationals Narrative"
We’ve gone through and grading all the starting pitchers, we dove headfirst into the barren abyss of the bullpen. But I’ve saved the “best” part of the Phillies for last. The report card for the position players will be slightly different than the other two. All players will get two grades: Defensive (abbreviated DEF) and […]Read more "Phillies end of season report card: The position players"
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"
After an eventful offseason and strong start to the season, things have not gone according to plan for the Phillies. Andrew McCutchen, Seranthony Dominguez, Pat Neshek, Tommy Hunter, and David Robertson have all been lost to injury. Odubel Herrera was removed from the roster following a domestic violence charge. Just about every single pitcher in […]Read more "‘Never-Say-Die’ Phillies are now living on a prayer as wildcard race begins"
A quality haircut always feels great. It leaves you refreshed and invigorated. After, you’re ready to take on the day. It’s a confidence boost that we can rely on every 3-4 months. Apparently, it was that confidence boost that has become the fuel to Rhys Hoskins’ fire. “I was joking with somebody, I think the […]Read more "Could a red-hot Hoskins fuel the Phillies through September?"
The Phillies finally won a series against a team with a losing record. Some said it was impossible, but, with a little bit of magic, the Phillies did it. It was the first time since the 1st of August that they were able to play to their level of baseball and not their competitions’. One […]Read more "Phillies were able to sink the Pirates but is there still reason for concern?"
Here at Philly Sports Network we like to give you fun topics of conversation to have around the water cooler. For example, Can you name the top 5 songs on Billboards Hot 100 chart in the week of July 17, 1999? No? Well here they are. “Bills, Bills, Bills”-Destiny’s Child “If You Had My Love”-Jennifer […]Read more "Phillies secure first series win in Boston this millennium"
Gabe Kapler’s post-game press conference Sunday was bizarre. His positive outlook is just not a Philadelphia trait. We like those who call it like it is. So when the Phillies score only 5 runs in two games against a really bad San Diego team, the fan base wants to hear and see the manager get […]Read more "Kapler’s response to Phillies’ poor hitting is questionable at best"
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"