In the Phillies’ win over the New York Mets last Friday, it was a bench-clearing confrontation that served as the highlight of the game. With two on and two out at the top of the eighth inning, locked in a one-run ballgame, Phils reliever José Alvarado struck out Dominic Smith for the final out of […]Read more "Phillies Reliever José Alvarado Suspended Three Games"
Wouldn’t it be nice if every starter did what Zach Wheeler did his last start? He pitched 8.0 strong innings, gave up 1 hit, 1 earned run, with 9 strikeouts. Wheeler gave the Phillies’ bullpen a much-needed night off as Hector Neris was the only bullpen arm used. The Phillies had a small number of […]Read more "The Phillies Bullpen Had a Much Needed Reinforcement Return This Week"
The short answer is no, but that does not mean that there shouldn’t be concerned. Andrew McCutchen is a former MVP that could still be recovering from his torn ACL from two years ago. McCutchen is in the final year of his 3 years $50 million deal that he signed in the offseason leading into […]Read more "Should The Phillies Be Worried About Andrew McCutchen?"
After jumping out to a somewhat surprising 5-1 start, the red-hot Phillies are set to take on the Braves at Truist Park. This will be the second meeting between these two clubs in the young season, the Phillies being the victors by way of sweep to open the season. Tale of the Tape The Braves, […]Read more "Phillies Travel to Atlanta for First Road Series of the Season"
When you think of reasons why the Phillies are off to such a hot start, many would point to a seemingly revitalized bullpen as one of the key factors. Following a season in which the bullpen plagued the Phillies all year long, costing them game after game, the relief efforts have been much better to […]Read more "Connor Brogdon Could Be a Spark Plug out of Phillies Bullpen"
Coming into the season, the Phillies were viewed as a bit of a dark-horse option to compete in a loaded National League landscape. There was no doubting that the team had potential. Boasting superstar talents Bryce Harper, Aaron Nola, and J.T. Realmuto, the Phillies roster was certainly nothing to scoff at. The lingering question concerning […]Read more "Rhys Hoskins Hot Start is Good News for the Phillies"
Following a good ol’ fashioned sweep of the Atlanta Braves, the Phillies will look to keep the streak going as they host the New York Mets. The Mets, 0-0, have yet to play a game this season as their opening series against the Washington Nationals was postponed due to the Nationals’ COVID-19 outbreak. Phillies fans […]Read more "Phillies Look to Keep Momentum Going As Mets Start Season"
In the top of the eighth of a tie-game, the Phillies turned to Jose Alvarado out of the bullpen on Opening Day. The Phillies acquired Alvarado in a savvy three-team trade in late December. Alvarado came up in the Tampa Bay Rays’ organization, where he made his debut in 2017. The left-handed reliever is of […]Read more "Jose Alvarado Could Be The Most Pivotal Piece of the Phillies Bullpen"
Rheal Cormier, the former left-handed pitcher who played with the Phillies for six seasons, heartbreakingly passed away on Monday. The cause of death was pancreatic cancer. Cormier was 35-years-old when he played his first season with the Phillies in 2001. Before arriving in Philadelphia, he played with the St. Louis Cardinals for four years, the […]Read more "Former Phillies pitcher Rheal Cormier passes away"
As his fourth consecutive Opening Day start approaches, Aaron Nola is among the best starting pitchers in baseball, yet fans don’t realize it. Assuming all goes according to plan, Aaron Nola is set to start his fourth consecutive Opening Day for the Philadelphia Phillies. Nola will do so in front of 8,800 fans and will […]Read more "Phillies’ Aaron Nola is One of the Best Starting Pitchers in Baseball"