The Phillies lose yet another series at the hands of their league-worst bullpen. It seems impossible, but the Philadelphia Phillies keep on finding ways to one-up their own embarrassing play. On Wednesday night they blew the game in the ninth inning because one of their relievers literally dropped the baseball on the mound, and on […]Read more "Bullpen Blues: Why are the Phillies the way that they are?"
For the most part, the Phillies didn’t have much of an injury problem in the 2020 season. A Jay Bruce here, an Adam Morgan there. Nothing was too bad. During a huge series against the Marlins, the Phillies had both JT Realmuto and Rhys Hoskins go down with injuries. JT Realmuto should be fine in […]Read more "How Rhys Hoskins’ elbow injury impacts the Phillies"
New Phillies podcast, “Bullpen Blues”. Seemingly against all odds, the Philadelphia Phillies are currently tied up two apiece with the Miami Marlins during their grueling seven games series. The team has already seen their fair share of bullpen collapses (multiple if I may add), and the Marlins have battled hard, respectfully. This seven game gauntlet […]Read more "Bullpen Blues: Harper is back and the Phillies pen still stinks"
The last time the Phillies played the Marlins, they went 1-2 against them before being forced to stop competition for over a week due to COVID-19. Now, it’s time for payback. Since then, the Phillies have fought their way to a 21-18 record and sole possession of second place in the National League East. The […]Read more "Three Keys for Phillies’ Seven-Game Series in Miami"
Few Phillies players have received as much criticism this season as Hector Neris. The 31-year RHP began the season as the team’s closer, following up on his 28-save 2019 season. Since then, he has left much to be desired. But has he lost his stuff or just had a few bad outings? Today, we take […]Read more "Has Phillies’ RP Hector Neris Lost His magic?"
John Middleton described it as correcting an injustice. For years, it was the Phillies’ policy not to retire a player’s number unless they were inducted into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. That all changed today. Dick Allen (known in other cities as Richie) had his iconic number 15 retired in front of a select, […]Read more "Phillies Immortalize Number 15 in Honor of Dick Allen"
Almost two weeks ago, the Phillies lost their fifth straight game. The bullpen was terrible. The offense could not keep up. All seemed lost. Bryce Harper made a comment that they had to “win nine of 10 games” to stay in the hunt. Ten games later, Alec Bohm hit a game-winning sacrifice fly to secure […]Read more "Phillies Win Nine of 10 Following Sweep of Nationals"
If I told you in January of 2020 that Rhys Hoskins would have a higher OPS than Mike Trout, you would’ve never believed me. To be fair, there’s a lot of things that you wouldn’t have believed in January of 2020. Rhys Hoskins has a higher On-base percentage plus slugging percentage than Mike Trout, Anthony […]Read more "A closer look at the recent rise of Phillies’ Rhys Hoskins"
In the two weeks since our Phillies’ quarter-season review, we’ve seen some of the best and some of the worst baseball from the Fightins’. Now, as we enter in September, the Phillies have officially hit the halfway point of their season. Today, we take a look back as the Phillies enter into what will be […]Read more "The good, bad, and ugly from the opening half of the Phillies’ season"
At the end of 2017, there seemed to be an abundance of hope for the Philadelphia Phillies. The absolute breakout of rookie first baseman Rhys Hoskins pushed the Phillies to be buyers in the offseason. No longer would the rebuild be front and center! Finally, the Phillies would spend some money and try to compete. […]Read more "Jake Arrieta has become the Worst signing in Phillies’ History"