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Ethan Witte

Gamethread 5/29: Phillies at Giants

Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

Let’s board the flight on a good note

Here are the lineups. For the Phillies:

Wrapping up the road trip#RingTheBell pic.twitter.com/qwl3ylcVbp

— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) May 29, 2024

For the Giants:

Giants vs a lefty

Luis Matos - RF
Marco Luciano - SS
Thairo Estrada - 2B
Matt Chapman - 3B
Wilmer Flores - 1B
Jorge Soler - DH
Heliot Ramos - LF
Tyler Fitzgerald - CF
Curt Casali - C

LHP Kyle Harrison

— Shayna Rubin (@ShaynaRubin) May 29, 2024


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The Notes: José Ruiz is the Newest Cotham Success

Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been a concise sample size, and many things can happen, but he’s good.

Despite losing three out of their last four games, the Philadelphia Phillies are not collapsing. They’re thriving with a 38-17 record through late May and sit with a 69.6% chance of winning the division, according to Baseball Reference.

With dominance on this scale, you need some unsung heroes to shine through to keep the train rolling. Edmundo Sosa has a 1.001 OPS while...

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Ethan Witte

Rise and Phight: 5/29/2024

Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

No runs against Spencer Howard?

Well that was certainly a bummer.

It’s kind of amazing how teams don’t play well in certain ballparks. Prior to last night’s game, the Phillies had gone 6-24 over their last thirty games in San Francisco, an incredible feat when you think about it. I wonder how often those series happen as the second part of a West coast swing and the team is just ready to get home to Philadelphia.

On to the links.

Phillies news: A...

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Phillies hope Alec Bohm can boost offense in finale vs. Giants

The Philadelphia Phillies expect third baseman Alec Bohm back in action when they attempt to avoid a three-game sweep at the hands of the host San Francisco Giants on Wednesday afternoon.

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Whatever happened to predictability? Giants 1, Phillies 0

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A familiar bugaboo brings the hype back down to ground level

The Phillies’ woes in the Bay Area continued with an 0-1 extra innings loss on Tuesday night to the San Francisco Giants after another stellar performance from the pitching staff was nullified by a tepid outing from the offense.

In his twelfth start of the season, Zack Wheeler pitched six shutout innings and added nine strikeouts to his season total, best for second in the NL.

Wheeler worked...

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Ethan Witte

Gamethread 5/28: Phillies at Giants

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Wheels up!

Here are the lineups. For the Phillies:

Night 2 in the Bay#RingTheBell pic.twitter.com/9sx7QxzEFh

— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) May 28, 2024

For the Giants:

‘Nother nice day in The Bay

: @OracleParkSF
?: 6:45 PM PT
: @NBCSGiants
: https://t.co/u6HWjFPmtr#SFGiants | @CocaCola pic.twitter.com/wD85jhchyJ

— SFGiants (@SFGiants) May 28, 2024

Let’s talk about it.

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Ethan Witte

A few questions with Alex Carr

Dave Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

The former TGP’er and prospect aficionado answers a few questions for us

The Good Phight has far reaching tentacles. We’ll reach you somehow, some way, wherever you try to go. That’s why those that have left our merry band of contributors always come back. Maybe it’s as a guest poster, maybe it’s as an interviewee on a podcast.

Today, we’re welcoming back Alex Carr, former writer and Twitter machine person for our main account. Alex no longer...

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Jay Polinsky

Phillies MLR 5/21 - 5/26: Marchan returns to AAA, George Klassen remains dominant

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Mavis Graves continues to turn heads.

Lehigh Valley IronPigs (19-30, 14 games back)

The IronPigs have not lacked offense this season, especially with David Dahl leading the charge with 8 HR, 17 RBI and OPSing .966 in 38 games this season. Luplow added his 7th HR this season, Wilson with his 4th and Kingery with his 8th. Mick Abel’s struggles continue with another dreadful performance which saw his season ERA rise to 6.21 and a career-high 6.2 BB/9. Perhaps Mick...

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Aaron Nola on Pitch Mix, Relationship with J.T. Realmuto, More Phillies Talk

On the latest episode of the Clubhouse Chatter podcast, Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola joins the show to discuss a variety of topics, including his evolving pitch mix and how All-Star catcher J.T.

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Phillies Must Win It All In 2024

The Philadelphia Phillies must win it all in 2024. After coming short the last two seasons, combined with recent events, there are no more excuses for falling short.

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Ethan Witte

Rise and Phight: 5/28/2024

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Not a great day yesterday

You know, losing three of four isn’t a cause for panic. It was a bad Memorial Day weekend for the Phillies, but it could have been a lot worse. They’re still in comfortable position in the division at the first checkpoint of the season.

It’s just a few bad games.

On to the links.

Phillies news: The Phillies’ clubhouse had the correct view of the Ronald Acuna injury: “It’s bad for baseball.” I loved this story about the...

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I Will Get By, I Will Survive: Giants 8, Phillies 4

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Just a few rocks on the road to success...

After dropping two of three in Denver to lose their first series since early April, the Phillies are on the ropes after losing to the Giants on Monday evening. Yes, friends, the sky is falling. We, as fans of the team with baseball’s best record, must be punished for our hubris and the Vibes Meter must be thrown straight from “cocky” to “distraught”. It is, in fact, so over.


The Phillies did lose a weird...

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Ethan Witte

Gamethread 5/27: Phillies at Giants

Photo by Alysa Rubin/Clarkson Creative/Getty Images

A new series streak starts soon

Here are the lineups. For the Phillies:

San Francisco#RingTheBell pic.twitter.com/IbDLMGfset

— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) May 27, 2024

For the Giants:

Good to see you again, SF

: @OracleParkSF
?: 2:05 PM PT
: @NBCSGiants | @MLBNetwork
: https://t.co/u6HWjFOODT#SFGiants | @CocaCola pic.twitter.com/Vpn63ZAKlc

— SFGiants (@SFGiants) May 27, 2024

Let’s talk about it.

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They don’t look like Giants from here: Phillies vs. Giants series preview

“Thank God for another day of life.” - Ranger Suárez on Sunday after just barely avoiding a 110 mph line drive to the head. | Photo by Alysa Rubin/Clarkson Creative/Getty Images

Let’s put Coors Field in the rear view mirror forever

San Francisco Giants Record 27-27 (.500) Third place in the NL West; 5.5 GB

Philadelphia Phillies Record 38-16 (.704) First place in the NL East

Since last they met

It was only a few weeks ago these teams last faced off. The Giants rolled into...

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Ethan Witte

The Good Phight’s Player of the Week: May 20-26

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Edmundo Sosa has kept this offense afloat

Remember when Trea Turner went down to injury and we were left scrambling to think who would cover his time? There was a lot of Bryson Stott-Whit Merrifield talk bandied about, how Stott could move over to shortstop and Merrifield would finally get some extended playing time to get himself right. It was the easiest route to go, the one that made sense.

Guess who didn’t get the memo?

Edmundo Sosa: .389/.389/.944, 2 2B,...

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3 Things We Learned Inside the Philadelphia Phillies Clubhouse This Weekend

DENVER — The red-hot Philadelphia Phillies rolled into the Mile High City and found their bats went quiet at altitude. After an extra-inning stumble to kick off the six-game road trip through Colorado and San Francisco, Philadelphia roared back with a six-run ninth inning to take Saturday’s contest before dropping a 5-2 decision on Sunday.

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Ethan Witte

Rise and Phight: 5/27/2024

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day, folks. Go enjoy a cold beverage on me.

On to the links.

Phillies news: Kind of a bummer of a cherry on top of a rough weekend, but Trea Turner had a setback in his hamstring injury recovery. Brandon Marsh amongst the pines? Yeah, he’s just trying to be one with nature, baby. Great story here. Seranthony Dominguez has had a few good appearances of late, encouraging news for the team. MLB news: Ronald Acuna, Jr. left...

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Ethan Witte

Feels like a loss: Rockies 5, Phillies 2

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It was bound to happen

Sometimes, you just know when a game isn’t going to go your way.

I’ve spoken many a time about how this Phillies team doesn’t ever really feel like they’re out of a game. Whatever it may be on that given night - the starting pitching, an offense that pounces on mistakes, a bullpen that locks up the opposition - the team always has this feel that they’re in it until the postgame show begins.

Today, that never really...

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Rockies knock off Phillies, hand Ranger Suarez first loss

Ryan McMahon homered, Brendan Rodgers had two hits, and the Colorado Rockies handed Philadelphia starter Ranger Suarez his first loss of the season with a 5-2 win over the Phillies in Denver on Sunday.

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Gamethread 5/26: Phillies at Rockies

Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports

Trying to keep the streak alive.

The Phillies will try to keep their series win streak alive in the rubber match of this three game series with the Rockies.

Here’s how they’ll lineup:

The rubber match#RingTheBell pic.twitter.com/bEJS7YjYFV

— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) May 26, 2024

And here’s the lineup for the Rockies:

Sunday Starters pic.twitter.com/q0KA2eRQwt

— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) May 26, 2024

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