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"
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 Phillies dropped another series, this time at the hands of the San Francisco Giants. Only, this loss was a four-game series whooping that not only dropped the Phillies out of the last wild card spot but allowed the surging Mets to take over 3rd place in the division. The start of the season that […]Read more "With Phillies’ playoff charge fading, whose jobs are in jeopardy?"
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"
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"
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?!"
The Phillies are not in the Dodgers class. Yet they took two of four from the NL’s best team. The splitting of the series showed me two things. One, the Phillies just can’t possibly match up with a team the Dodgers caliber. They have too many holes. Two, newly extended Matt Klentak needs to get […]Read more "Four takeaways from a resurgent week for the Phillies"
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?"
As recently as January, it was unclear whether or not Jerad Eickhoff would ever toss a pitch in the major leagues again. The promising pitcher was experiencing severe nerve damage in his right hand due to carpal tunnel and could hardly grip a baseball without feeling a discomforting tingle in his fingers. Now, four months […]Read more "The Resurgence of Phillies SP Jerad Eickhoff and a bullpen domino effect"