Procrastination didn’t help to the extent I hoped First, a mea culpa. While my intention was for this to be a weekly feature, and I shall, going forward, keep to that schedule, last Thursday came upon us and I looked back at the prior week and, well, yikes.
The offense was a complete no-show tonight Most of the talk centered around the return of Gabe Kapler with the Giants in town. Having stayed on the West coast last season, Kapler didn’t have a chance to return to the place where he embarked on a managerial career.
The Philadelphia Phillies placed three players on the injured list due to COVID-19 protocols on Monday, and a source told ESPN's Jesse Rogers that one tested positive while the others fell under the contact-tracing policy.
A collection of random thoughts about things in baseball These are just a few random thoughts about the Phillies so far this year, mostly without statistical reasoning: Before this series against the Cardinals, I had thought about the leadoff position.
The “Matt Moore experiment” hasn’t necessarily gone according to plan for the Philadelphia Phillies thus far. While they’re *technically* 2-1 when the left-hander makes a start, Moore has been far from productive on the mound in his return to the MLB.
I would say pretend today didn’t happen, but it was too long to do that. Even before today’s game began, the Phillies were in the hole. Bryce Harper would be out of the lineup with back stiffness, something that plagued him towards the end of the last season.
The Philadelphia Phillies are flying home to face the St. Louis Cardinals after a depressing road trip that saw the team go 1-5. The first road trip of the year for the Phillies ended up being a minor disaster.
It’s not the most pressing concern, but it’s a problem nonetheless. In last Saturday night’s 5-4 loss against the Braves, Joe Girardi made a slightly unusual decision: he took Rhys Hoskins out of the game in the seventh inning and replaced him at first base with Andrew Knapp.
When the Philadelphia Phillies first signed Brad Miller this past offseason, morale was through the roof. Not only was “Bamboo Brad” a fan-favorite during his brief 2019 stint, but he was coming off a particularly impressive season with the St.