Experts all agreed that the Nationals could be the biggest threat to the Dodgers if they made the playoffs. The experts were right. The Nationals pitching rotation powered them to their first World Series. Max Scherzer headlines that group of starters. Without Scherzer, the Nationals would most likely not be in this position. No matter […]Read more "Gerrit Cole could be the Phillies’ Max Scherzer if they are willing to spend"
If your kid has to receive a report card at the end of their year, then why shouldn’t the Phillies? I’m going to break down grades by overall starting pitching, relief pitching, and batters. I’ll also present grades to individual players and coaches. The report card will be broken into 3 separate pieces, for your […]Read more "Phillies end of season report card: Starting Pitching"
Zach Eflin’s season has not been an easy one. From June 24th to July 27th, Eflin fell apart at the seams. His ERA inflated from 2.83 to 4.63 where it would peak for the season. During that 6-game time span, Eflin had an ERA of 10.46. Opposing batters had a .382 batting average and an […]Read more "Has Zach Eflin cemented himself into the Phillies’ 2020 rotation?"
Before the start of the 2019 season, the Phillies had a handful of young question marks in their rotation. Everyone hoped Nick Pivetta or Zach Eflin would fulfill their potential and become a number 2 or 3 starter. People gushed as both Pivetta and Eflin threw complete games. It wasn’t rare to see #breakoutPivetta around […]Read more "Phillies’ Vince Velasquez is pushing to nail down 2020 rotation spot"
Heading into the All-Star break, the Phillies are not where they would like to be. They’re behind the Braves by a considerable amount and battling the Nationals for second place and a wild card, for now. Criticisms have shifted from Gabe Kapler to General Manager Matt Klentak for not improving the starting rotation. Starters outside […]Read more "How the Phillies quietly improved the bench ahead of the All-Star Break"