It happens all the time. A random Phillies player pops from the recesses of our mind. We can’t always remember why. Most of the time it’s because of that player having a good season or a memorable moment. Let’s allow those players to spring forth from our brains and look at some of the more […]Read more "Who are the most underrated Phillies in recent memory?"
Quick, if I asked you what Victor Arano’s career ERA was, what would you guess? 4.2? 3.5? 3.9? 3.2? Have your answers ready? 2.65. That’s right. Since being called up in 2017, Victor Arano has a 2.65 ERA with the Phillies. Success in the majors is nothing new for a pitcher who has often been […]Read more "Could Victor Arano be the Phillies’ bullpen savior?"
Ever since the Phillies lost David Robertson, there hasn’t been anyone regarded as a ‘set up’ man in the bullpen. Many fans have clamored for the Phillies to go out and hunt for a ‘set up’ man on the trade market. The search may now be over as the Hunter has become the hunted. If […]Read more "Is the Phillies “Hunt” for a new ‘Set Up’ man finally over?"
Going into last night’s games, the MLB leader in consecutive scoreless innings pitched was former Phillie and now Rangers starting pitcher Cole Hamels. Hamels entered last night’s tilt against the Baltimore Orioles having thrown 21 consecutive scoreless frames in a row. He breezed through the first three innings in Baltimore, bringing that total to 24 […]Read more "Profiling the Phillies pitcher who has become the active leader In scoreless innings"
Last year, right about this time, I jokingly tweeted about the Phillies’ bullpen, posing the question, “What would the over/under be on the bullpen’s ERA this season”. I said I’d place the line at a “generous 4.80”. As the season came to an end, I revisited that tweet and found that those who took the […]Read more "Three moves that could bolster the Phillies’ Bullpen without hurting the future"
Last season the Phillies bullpen was one of the worst in the league. They had the second highest HR/9 rate at 1.40 and had a combined ERA of 5.05. They also allowed the third highest Batting Average on Balls In Play (.317). The lack of production from the bullpen is incredibly hurtful to a low scoring […]Read more "Four relievers the Phillies should pursue this offseason"
Having won 8 of their last 9 coming into the showdown with one of the most prolific teams in the league right now, there was always the chance of an upset. Especially seeing as the Jays were without Reyes and Tulowitzki was listed as doubtful. No matter the odds, it seemed unlikely that the Phillies would […]Read more "Phillies cause upset in 3-2 win over Blue Jays"