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"
The Phillies continue to muddle through this season with spotty hitting and subpar pitching. When the Phillies’ bats are on, they are dynamic. One of the best lineups in the league, you could argue, but they struggle all too often, striking out on average 8.79 times per game. The Phillies’ success is tied directly to […]Read more "The Phillies ‘big three’ need to be better with runners in scoring position"
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"