Quick, if I asked you what Victor Arano’s career ERA was, what would you guess? 4.2? 3.5? 3.9? 3.2? Have your answers ready? 2.65. That’s right. Since being called up in 2017, Victor Arano has a 2.65 ERA with the Phillies. Success in the majors is nothing new for a pitcher who has often been […]Read more "Could Victor Arano be the Phillies’ bullpen savior?"
How many lefties would you guess are currently in the Phillies bullpen? One? Two? M a y b e Three? Right now there are four: Cole Irvin, Adam Morgan, Jose Alvarez, and Ranger Suarez. Funny thing is 3 of them began as starters for the Phillies. Ranger Suarez never relieved a minor league game past […]Read more "Phillies’ lefties key to bullpen success"
Last season, Philadelphia Phillies’ fans witnessed a complete circus of a pitching staff. From starters to the bullpen, the Phillies used a total of 34 total pitchers, which topped the entire MLB. This is also six higher than the league average. This same carousel of pitchers was fourth-worst in the league with 4.90 runs allowed […]Read more "Call to the Pen: Checking in on the Philadelphia Phillies’ Bullpen"
When it comes to the Rule 5 Draft, the Phillies have had solid levels of success. In December 2004, the Phillies selected Shane Victorino from the Dodgers organization in the Rule 5 Draft. Victorino would go on to become the most accomplished position player to ever come from Hawaii. He went to 2 All-Star Games, […]Read more "The ultimate Phillies Guide to the Rule 5 Draft"
Once upon a time, Seranthony Dominguez ran rampant on Major League hitters during his rookie season. His season was excellent, but it started out even stronger. In his first 16 IP, Seranthony didn’t allow a single run. He allowed all of 5 baserunners; 3 hits, 1 walk, and 1 hit by pitch. Add 17 strikeouts […]Read more "Seranthony Dominguez is Key to Phillies’ 2020 Bullpen Success"
We’ve already drug through the dredges of the Phillies starting pitching. That wasn’t pretty and neither will this report card. The bullpen faced numerous injuries and you can bet the family farm I’m going to grade all the players that hit the injured list. Like before, feel free to disagree and give your own opinion […]Read more "Phillies end of season report card: Relief Pitching"
Former Phillies pitcher Luis Garcia embodied the rebuild of 2013-2018. He had bright spots that looked like a bright future. We asked if he could be part of the next group of Phillies. He also looked like the worst reliever on planet Earth. His ERA fluctuated harder than a wild roller coaster. From 2013-2018, Garcia’s […]Read more "Phillies Bullpen MVP came from an unlikely source"
June 22, 2019. Jose Barrios took the mound for the Minnesota Twins against the Kansas City Royals. The young ace went 7 innings and was brought out for the 8th. He didn’t record an out and the Royals would tie the game 3-3. In the 10th inning, the Twins would score 2 runs to take […]Read more "How Twins castoffs have stabilized the Phillies bullpen"
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"
Before the start of the 2019 season, the Phillies had a handful of young question marks in their rotation. Everyone hoped Nick Pivetta or Zach Eflin would fulfill their potential and become a number 2 or 3 starter. People gushed as both Pivetta and Eflin threw complete games. It wasn’t rare to see #breakoutPivetta around […]Read more "Phillies’ Vince Velasquez is pushing to nail down 2020 rotation spot"