While it may be surprising to hear, Hector Neris is the longest-tenured player on the Phillies roster. With much of the bullpen’s roles uncertain this year, Neris was confidently penciled in as the closer going into this season. Along with the rest of the bullpen, Neris has been a major failure in this role. The […]Read more "Is Brandon Workman the answer to Phillies’ closing pitcher woes?"
The outcries and prayers for help in the bullpen may finally be receiving answers. After the addition of David Hale earlier yesterday afternoon, the Phillies have also picked up two new right-handed arms from the Red Sox. Brandon Workman and Heath Hembree are both fairly established veterans who will be welcomed by Phillies fans. The […]Read more "How the Workman trade impacts the Phillies bullpen"
The Phillies split their 4 game series with the Braves 2-2 as they dropped both legs of the double-header on Sunday. The bullpen woes continue to show face as Nick Pivetta and Trevor Kelly combined to allow 7 runs in the 9th inning in the latest game. Luckily a personal heart attack and the collective […]Read more "What we learned in the Phillies’ split-series with the Braves"
The 2020 simulated season has been a good one for the Phillies. The simulation, using Out Of The Park Baseball 21, had the Phillies going 39-21 in the regular season. Philadelphia reclaimed its place as the NL East Champions and made the playoffs for the first time since 2011. In the NLDS, the Phillies took […]Read more "Phillies return to World Series in simulated season"
Following their strong August performance, the Phillies stand poised to make a run at their first NL East title since 2011 in our simulated 2020 season. Using Out of the Park Baseball 21, we take a look to see if the Phillies can remain hot going into the month of September. The September Playoff Race […]Read more "Phillies capture NL East title in simulated season"
Today we continue our simulation of the shortened 2020 MLB season using Out of the Park Baseball 21. In July, the Phillies went 4-4 to start the season, including taking three of four from the New York Yankees. While July may have been abysmally average for the Phillies, August was anything but. The Phillies went […]Read more "Season simulation suggests Phillies will be red hot in August"
Phillies fans everywhere are rejoicing as we are two weeks away from Opening Day. The Phillies now know their full 2020 schedule, and fans wonder if the Phillies can win the NL East with such a stacked schedule. That is where OOTP 21 comes in to play. Out of the Park Baseball 21 is largely […]Read more "Phillies get off to a shaky start in simulation of shortened season"
If you don’t get the headline, it is the saying of the U.S. Army’s elite fighting unit, the Army Rangers. Being an Army Ranger, I had to incorporate it into this article. Here we look at the fifth spot in the Phillies rotation and the fact that Ranger Suarez is making a case to earn […]Read more "Ranger (Suarez) Leads The Way? Looking at the Phillies Fifth starter Battle"
If your kid has to receive a report card at the end of their year, then why shouldn’t the Phillies? I’m going to break down grades by overall starting pitching, relief pitching, and batters. I’ll also present grades to individual players and coaches. The report card will be broken into 3 separate pieces, for your […]Read more "Phillies end of season report card: Starting Pitching"
Last season was a mixed bag for Phillies pitcher Nick Pivetta. The Canadian right-hander recorded a 4.77 ERA and compiled 14 losses across 32 starts (164 IP) in 2018. Additionally, among pitchers with at least 150 innings pitched, Pivetta had the third-highest rate of hits allowed, ahead of only Jon Gray and Dylan Bundy. Things […]Read more "Why the Phillies should keep a longer leash on Nick Pivetta"