The Plight of Jeanmar Gomez: Nationals 3, Phillies 2

He tried, but it wasn’t enough. It says a lot about these Phillies that when the game was tied 2-2 in the late innings, a Nationals win wasn’t a foregone conclusion. That being said, the Phillies lost 3-2 in the 10th inning today. Weirdly, there isn’t a lot to say about this game, other than it was LONG. Good lord this game was long. It was long and there were long stretches...
Via The Good Phight
14 days ago

The Philadelphia Phillies bullpen spoils an otherwise good opening week

After the opening seven games of the season the Philadelphia Phillies sit with a 3-4 record, good for fourth in the NL East. Although a mediocre record accompanies the team, the Phillies showed signs of life from their pitchers and batters and could easily improve on their 71-91 record last season. Here, we’ll break down the key observations and events from opening week. Bullpen...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies name Jeanmar Gomez the closer and it makes no sense

Pete Mackanin has hinted all winter that Jeanmar Gomez would retain his closer role with the Phillies.  This was a surprise with the Phillies acquiring Joaquin Benoit in the offseason and Hector Neris on the rise. It’s a huge surprise that Mackanin named Gomez the closer on Tuesday as pitchers and catchers reported to Florida for the first day of workouts. Benoit and Neris will...
February 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies announce Jeanmar Gomez will start the season as closer

Philadelphia Phillies manager Pete Mackanin announced Thursday Jeanmar Gomez would be the team’s closing pitcher to start the 2017 campaign. This announcement may come as a surprise to some with the team acquiring Joaquin Benoit this offseason. Last season, Gomez was thrown into the closing role after David Hernandez and Dalier Hinojosa failed to impress the manager in the role...
February 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Phillies reach $4.2 million deal with Gomez

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Phillies have avoided arbitration with reliever Jeanmar Gomez, agreeing on a $4.2 million, one-year deal with the right-hander. Philadelphia exchanged arbitration figures with second baseman Cesar Hernandez. The team offered a raise from $525,000 to $2 million, and Hernandez asked for $2.8 million. Gomez emerged as Philadelphia's closer in 2016 and was outstanding...
Via Associated Press
January 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Trio of arms leading the way for Phillies dominant bullpen

The Philadelphia Phillies picked up their 24th victory of the season on Wednesday night, putting them seven games over .500 (24-17) and in a first-place tie for the National League East lead with the Washington Nationals. At that point, the Chicago Cubs were the only team in Major League Baseball with more wins than the Fightin' Phils. That's pretty impressive for a team...
Via The Sports Quotient
May 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Jeanmar Gomez: If You Don’t Know Him, Now You Do

Quick, name me the person in the MLB that has the most saves right now. Okay fine, how about the team. Cubs? White Sox? Mets? Nope, Jeanmar Gomez of the Philadelphia Phillies is leading the MLB in saves with 12 through the first 34 games of the season. Who is he, you might ask? Gomez is a 28 year old from Caracas, Venezuela. He pitched relief for the Cleveland Indians for 3 seasons...
Via The Sports Journal
May 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Phillies avoid arbitration with Galvis and Gomez

According to’s Todd Zolecki and William Boor, the Phillies made a couple of moves Thursday; signing shortstop Freddy Glavis to a one-year, $2 million deal and signing reliever Jeanmar Gomez to a one-year, $1.4 million deal. The deals have not been confirmed by the team. Galvis played his first season as an everyday shortstop in 2015 after Jimmy Rollins was traded prior...
Via Phillies Nation
January 15, 2016  |  Discuss

2015 Non-Roster Invitee Preview: Jeanmar Gomez

It may not look like it with the slush and snow on the ground but the calendar confirms that it is, in fact, February. February – the month of love, the month of presidents, and, most importantly, the month of pitchers and catchers. The Phillies are now under three weeks away from loading up the bats, balls, catching equipment, and more and heading down to Clearwater. Let’s take...
Via Phillies Nation
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies ink Jeanmar Gomez

The Phillies have signed right-handed reliever Jeanmar Gomez to a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training according to multiple sources. Gomez, 26, has a career 4.41 ERA in 120 appearances across the last five seasons with Cleveland and Pittsburgh. Gomez had a career-low 3.19 ERA in 2014 but saw his H/9 IP, BB/9 IP, and WHIP rise after a solid 2013. Analysis: This...
Via Phillies Nation
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

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