A couple of weeks ago, MLB.com ran separate pieces discussing who each team’s “Cult Hero” was. MLB.com’s Phillies writer Todd Zolecki put forth Chris Coste as the team’s all-time cult hero. Zolecki’s choice is completely warranted. It’s not every day that you see a 33-year-old rookie catcher in baseball. Coste would go on to hit […]Read more "Phillies’ ‘Bamboo’ Brad Miller deserves cult hero status"
The Phillies came off a series win against the Pirates to face the worst team in all of baseball by win total, the Detroit Tigers. From all angles, it looked like the perfect opportunity to get hot before facing the Braves in Philly. The Phillies seemed determined to lose at least one of these two […]Read more "Series Wrap: The Phillies are allowed to win games?!"
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"
Let’s rip this bandaid off quickly. Bryce Harper did not make the All-Star team in 2019 and didn’t deserve to. At the time of the All-Star break, Harper was hitting an OK .253, a good OBP of .370, and a pretty good SLG of .470. That’s good for an OPS+ of 117, good, but not […]Read more "Can Phillies’ Bryce Harper repeat his 2018 post-All-Star success?"
The only fireworks that the Phillies were setting off on Jully 4th were off of the bats of the Atlanta Braves. Zach Eflin allowed 2, as did Edgar Garcia. Austin Davis joined the party with 1 after being recalled from AAA. Those 5 home runs put the Phillies at 150 given up in just 87 […]Read more "Phillies’ pitchers are on historically bad pace this season"
No one thought we’d ever see it again. A win for the Phillies had been rarer than an Aaron Nola hit. Thanks to bamboo, there is winning in Philadelphia again. The Phillies won big over the Mets 13-7. It all started with one plant. Brad Miller, the recently acquired infielder, brought a little luck to […]Read more "Brad’s Bamboo Boom helped lift the Phillies to a much-needed win"
Jay Bruce has been on the Phillies for all of 2 days. In his first start, he loudly announced his presence in the National League with 3 extra base hits; a double, a two-run homer, and a grand slam. According to Paul Casella (@paul_casella), Bruce is the first player since Ryan Howard in 2011 to […]Read more "Phillies end 5-Game losing streak with help from ‘Bruce almighty’"
Last season, the New York Yankees broke a 21-year record for most home runs hit by a team. The 1997 Mariners had 264 and the 2018 Yankees had 267. Well the Phillies probably won’t touch either of those numbers in 2019, unless the DH is adopted in the National League tomorrow. The National league record […]Read more "Could the 2019 Phillies Become the New Home Run Kings?"