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"
The 2010 season held some truly amazing moments for the Phillies. In December of 2009, the Phillies made a trade for one of the top pitchers in all of baseball. Roy Halladay was a Philadelphia Phillie. Five of Halladay’s first eleven starts would be complete games. It would be his 11th start that set the […]Read more "The 2010 Phillies almost featured a rotation with 2 Hall of Famers"
On Monday, the Chicago Cubs released struggling bullpen arm Brad Brach. Brach had an ERA of 6.13 and a WHIP of 1.765. Brach also has a career ERA of a less shocking 3.32. The righty had a similar start to the season with the Orioles a season ago. Brach had an ERA of 4.85 in […]Read more "Should the Phillies sign former Cubs bullpen arm Brad Brach?"
The Phillies host the Atlanta Braves in the most important series of the season. The results of this weekend are likely going to determine if the front office packs it in or becomes a buyer at the trading deadline. Basically, this is the series that decides the Phillies season. The Phillies are entering the weekend […]Read more "Phillies moving in the right direction ahead of crucial Braves series"
Through what felt like biblical amounts of rain and a battered bullpen, the Phillies were able to split a 4 game series against the best team in the National League. The split puts the Phillies 50-47 as they head into a series with their cross-state foe, the Pittsburgh Pirates. Before we look ahead, let’s look […]Read more "Series Wrap: Phillies and Dodgers call it even"
Ever since the Phillies lost David Robertson, there hasn’t been anyone regarded as a ‘set up’ man in the bullpen. Many fans have clamored for the Phillies to go out and hunt for a ‘set up’ man on the trade market. The search may now be over as the Hunter has become the hunted. If […]Read more "Is the Phillies “Hunt” for a new ‘Set Up’ man finally over?"
The Phillies were ready for the series. They went into Atlanta and jumped to a 7-2 lead, as hitters chased Braves starter Max Fried in the 5th. They carried a 4 run lead into the 8th inning, and lost. “A crushing loss, no way around it. We had a two-run lead in the ninth inning […]Read more "Will an inexcusable loss to Braves spark bullpen changes for Phillies?"
The Phillies bullpen has been depleted by injuries and is down to 1 quality reliever after Seranthony Dominguez left Wednesday’s game with an possible elbow injury. Back on May 15, the Phillies’ bullpen was 7th in the league in ERA. That was with a resurgent Adam Morgan, an average Pat Neshek, and the aforementioned Dominguez. […]Read more "The time is now for Phillies to raid San Francisco’s bullpen"
The 2018 season saw some peculiar changes in the game of baseball. Batters were striking out more than ever. Launch angle and exit velocity became the new statistical obsession. The A’s and Brewers made the playoffs. Above all else, position players were used as pitchers more than ever. A record 48 usual batters took the […]Read more "Scott Kingery receives an interesting gift for a stunning….accomplishment?"