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"
In a shocking turn of events, the Phillies announced that they have recalled Odubel Herrera on Monday. Herrera, 29, will be the starting centerfielder tonight, batting seventh as the Phillies face the Cardinals. Herrera will make his first major league appearance in nearly two years following his domestic abuse case in May 2019. The outfielder […]Read more "Was Odubel Herrera the Phillies’ Last Remaining Option in Centerfield?"
When I think of a Phillies-versus-Cardinals series, nothing good comes to mind. I think of squirrels, torn Achilles tendons, and Adam Wainwright. With any luck, only one of those will occur as the Phillies play four games in St. Louis to kick off the week. The Teams Coming Into the Series St. Louis Cardinals The […]Read more "Phillies Look to Right the Ship Vs. Red-Hot Cardinals"
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?"
For the first time since 2015, the San Francisco Giants have won a series in Philadelphia. They won the first 2 games and the Phillies salvaged game 3. It was a series that could’ve easily been swept by the Phillies had they not been hit by the IL bug. Many things happened during this series. […]Read more "Four things we learned about the Phillies in recent series against the Giants"
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"
The Philadelphia Phillies have been one fun baseball team so far this season. Through a very mere six games, they have put themselves at the top of the division with a 5-1 record. After a season-opening sweep of the reigning NL East Champion Braves, Philadelphia found themselves in a potential reality check series against the […]Read more "Contextualizing the Phillies Sizzling Hot Start to the Season"