After a rough outing against the San Francisco Giants in which he allowed seven hits and five earned runs in just three innings of work, Phillies SP Jake Arrieta is mulling undergoing an elbow procedure that would sideline him for the rest of 2019. “I don’t necessarily want to make a decision right now,” Arrieta […]Read more "For his and the Phillies’ sake, Jake Arrieta should opt for Elbow surgery"
Who knew Tuesdays could be eventful? According to Todd Zolecki, John Mallee has been replaced with Charlie Manuel as the Phillies hitting coach. Charlie Manuel, of course, captained the ship in 2008 when the Phillies won their second-ever World Series. He managed the Phillies from 2004-2013 when Ryne Sandberg took the reigns. Manuel has exactly […]Read more "Instant analysis: Charlie Manuel returns to the Phillies as hitting coach"
You could make a shorter list out of the things that went right when you talk about the Philadelphia Phillies hosting the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday, July 15th. The Phillies lost 16-2 to the Dodgers after coming off of a series that was blown against the Washington Nationals a couple of days earlier. It […]Read more "It’s getting ugly for the Phillies At Citizens Bank Park"
After dropping three straight games, the Phillies were back in the city of Brotherly Love for their home opener against the Marlins. Nick Pivetta was set to take the hill for his second start of the young season, and was backed by the following lineup: Can't wait to see you today, Philly! Here's our lineup for […]Read more "Nick Pivetta dominant in Phillies shutout victory over the Marlins"
In honor of “Game of Thrones” returning for its 7th season in less than a month, this Phillies recap shall be in the style of some Medieval fantasy novelization. Two thought provoking nights since the valiant short stop Freddy Galvis took leadership of the Phillies Kingdom with a courageous call to arms and one day […]Read more "A Legacy Opposes a King: A Game of Thrones inspired recap of Phillies win over Seattle"
When it comes to baseball, a ton of stock is put in farm system. Hundreds of writers, scouts and baseball personal have dedicated their careers to the minor league systems of a certain team. The young prospects of the future are thrown around like scraps of meat in trades that often times send Major League […]Read more "The Phillies need to stop “Retooling” and start winning"
Have you noticed that through the first month of the season, the Phillies have seemed more enjoyable to watch then they were this time last year? Well, you’re not alone, as many have echoed a similar sentiment through the first full month of Baseball. Despite the fact that the team actually has a worse record […]Read more "What’s the secret behind the Phillies dramatically improved offense?"
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"
Winners of three straight, the Phillies were back in action for the series finale against the Atlanta Braves. Zach Eflin was on the mound for his second start since being called up to replace the injured Clay Buchholz. The young right-hander would be supported by the following lineup: Today's lineup vs. Braves. pic.twitter.com/xeWk2mekK2 — Todd […]Read more "Phillies Game 18 Recap: Late offensive explosion keeps winning streak alive"
Things haven’t been going so well for the Phillies lately. The team was on a four-game losing streak heading into today’s matchup against the Nationals. Jeremy Hellickson, today’s starting pitcher, did provide some hope for the young Phils though. The right-hander has been terrific so far this season, allowing seven hits and just one run through […]Read more "Phillies Game 11 Recap: Stellar Pitching Leads to Jackie Robinson Day Victory"