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Phillies MLR 6/17-6/20: Let’s really appreciate what Bryson Stott is doing this season

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Ditto with Mick Abel.

Worcester 3, Lehigh Valley 2 (6/17)
Worcester 5, Lehigh Valley 1 (6/18)
Worcester 6, Lehigh Valley 3 (6/19)
Worcester 5, Lehigh Valley 2 (6/20)

David Parkinson - 4.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 7 GB, 2 FB
Matt Moore - 6 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 7 K, 2 HR, 1 GB, 3 FB
Cristopher Sanchez - 4 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, WP, HBP, 4 GB, 1 FB (pick off error)
Adonis Medina - 5.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, HR, 5 GB, 1 FB

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Ethan Witte

Rise and Phight: 6/21/2021

Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

Not the greatest of weekends for Philadelphia

Several things were concerning this past weekend, namely the starting pitching. Getting back to back poor performances from Aaron Nola and Zach Eflin had to hurt the plans for the pitching staff. They only got 2 2?3 innings from Nola on Saturday and the innings they got from Eflin on Sunday were terrible. With a long stretch of consecutive games looming for the team before the All-Star game that will...

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Ethan Witte

Not your father’s Phillies: Giants 11, Phillies 2

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There was lots of blue though.

Father’s Day brings many people together. They’ll go golfing together, drinks beers together, watch a ballgame together. Any of them would have been preferable to watching the Phillies today. In fact, here’s a list of things that would have been preferable to watching the Phillies today:

root canals colonoscopy a Gone with the Wind marathon a Caillou marathon (if you’ve ever seen this show, you’d...

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Leo Morgenstern

Gamethread 6/20: Phillies at Giants

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Zach Eflin takes the mound for the Phillies in the rubber match against Gabe Kapler’s Giants.

This Father’s Day is a big one for Philadelphia sports fans. First up, the Phillies have the opportunity to finally win a series against their arch-nemesis Gabe Kapler. Then, this evening, the Sixers will have the chance to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals.

Here’s the lineup for the Phillies:

#FathersDay |...

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The Rhys Hoskins Show: Phillies 13, Giants 6

“I came here to mash balls and chew bubble gum, and I’m all out of gum.” - Rhys Hoskins, probably | Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Pay no attention to the Nola behind the curtain

As beautiful as that final score was, things didn’t start out quite as smoothly as we might have hoped. Today was Nola day, typically a day when Phillies fans can look to bounce back from any unfortunate loss(es) that may have preceded Nola day, though that has been somewhat less true this season. While, yes,...

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Ethan Witte

Gamethread 6/19: Phillies at Giants

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Let’s try this again

The Phillies will look to grab a game today against the Giants, hopefully bringing their gloves to the game today.

Here are the lineups. For the Phillies:

West Coast Nols.

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: @SportsRadioWIP #RingTheBell x @IBX pic.twitter.com/XTy1utRv1Q

— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) June 19, 2021

Another Nola day. Hopefully he can build on his last start, which was an impressive one.

For the Giants:

On this...

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Phillies place Matt Joyce, Andrew Knapp on injured list

The Phillies announced a number of roster moves Saturday afternoon.

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Leo Morgenstern

Can the Phillies survive without Jean Segura?

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Segura is likely to miss three weeks after suffering a groin strain.

Phillies second baseman Jean Segura will miss about three weeks with a grade 1 groin strain that he suffered on June 16. This is a hard pill to swallow, seeing as Segura is in the middle of his best offensive season since the Phillies acquired him. He was playing particularly well in June (.372/.426/.488), leading the Phillies to an 8-4 record before his injury....

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Phillies Place Matt Joyce, Andrew Knapp On Injured List, Call Up Matt Vierling, Rafael Marchan

The Phillies announced a number of roster moves this afternoon. Matt Joyce has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a lower back strain and Andrew Knapp has been placed on the 7-day injured list because of a concussion.

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Ethan Witte

Typical: Giants 5, Phillies 3

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The two banes of the team’s existence showed up Friday night

There have been two ways that the Phillies have typically lost in the Joe Girardi regime. Either the bullpen blows a lead late in the game or shoddy defense costs them crucial runs. This is the way. On Friday night, it was the leather that let the team down, leading to a Giants opening game victory.

It started off well. Odubel Herrera took a curveball from Giants starter Johnny Cueto and drilled a ball...

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Ethan Witte

Gamethread 6/18: Phillies at Giants

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The Phillies spread their wings and feathers in San Francisco

Make sure you have your Peacock streaming option ready as the Phillies head to San Francisco to take on the NL West-leading Giants. A weird phrase to say since they were most commonly picked to finish a distant third in the division, the Giants have hit homers this year. Lots of them.

You’re here for the lineups, so here they are. For the Phillies:

A nationally-televised battle on the bay....

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The Phillies’ Extreme Home-Road Splits

A playoff caliber team at home, bottom feeder on the road

Since 2018, the difference between the Phillies’ home and road records has been baffling:

At home, they’ve won at .590 clip (a 96-win pace over a full season), the 8th best home record in MLB.

On the road, their winning percentage has been .395 (a 64-win pace), the 24th ranked road record.

If we compare the two percentages, they have won at home 150% as often (aka 50% more) as they’ve won on the road.

We’ll multiply...

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Ethan Witte

Odubel Herrera has been pretty good this year

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Not just with the bat; he’s been excellent in the field as well

Adam Haseley was supposed to be Opening Day centerfielder. Mickey Moniak was the logical second choice in case something were to happen to Haseley with Scott Kingery in reserve. Fourth on that list was Odubel Herrera, a guy who had become a pariah in the organization, and for good reason. There isn’t much reason to get into the details of what Herrera did - you already know. So,...

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The Smarty Jones

Future outlook is foggy: Phillies vs. Giants series preview

Gabe Kapler has the Giants in first place...for now | Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Phillies travel to the most overrated city in America to face Gabe Kapler and the first place Giants

After a three-game stay in Los Angeles, the Phillies head North to San Francisco to take on old friend Gabe Kapler and the Giants. The Giants were supposed to finish behind the favored Dodgers and Padres in the National League West standings, but have instead surged out to first place.


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Ethan Witte

Rise and Phight: 6/18/2021

Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

After an off day, the Phillies head to San Francisco to take on the surprising Giants

It’s possible that Gabe Kapler has become Terry Francona, part two. The one where a guy gets his first managerial job, is pretty horrible at it, goes to a different team and turns into a genius. There isn’t much denying that what Kapler has done in San Francisco this season has been astonishing. He’s not the one on the field, of course, but the Giants were in the thick...

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John Stolnis

Bryce Harper’s nagging injuries more than a nagging concern

Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports

How worried should we be about the Phillies’ $330 million man?

Is it time to be worried about Bryce Harper?

Maybe you’re already there.

Maybe you’re already worried about Harper’s health. Maybe you’re already worried how he’s going to make it to the end of his 13-year contract with the Phillies. Maybe you’re already worried that he’ll never make it through a full season healthy, that he’ll always have some kind of nagging injury holding him...

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Jay Polinsky

Phillies MLR 6/16/21: Mickey Moniak and Adam Haseley launch dingers in IronPigs win

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Jhailyn Ortiz and Kendall Simmons exit their respective games with injuries.

Lehigh Valley 8, Worcester 2

Ramon Rosso - 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 K, 5 GB, 1 FB
Ethan Evanko - 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 K, 2 GB, 3 FB
Scott Kingery - 1 for 4, R, 2B, RBI, BB, 2 K
Adam Haseley - 2 for 5, 2 R, HR, 4 RBI
Matt Vierling - 2 for 4, R, BB
Mickey Moniak - 2 for 4, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, K, HBP
Rafael Marchan - 1 for 5, R, 2 K

Hopefully this is the start of hittin’ season for the IronPigs...

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Ethan Witte

Rise and Phight: 6/17/2021

Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

A day off before they visit Gabe Kapler and company

Does having Jean Segura go down, along with Bryce Harper needing to miss a day with back issues, change the team’s trade deadline plans? Probably not. The one spot the team does have some depth in is in the infield. Luke Williams, Nick Maton and Brad Miller are available to grab some innings if need be.

Losing Harper might be an issue as there is no real obvious choice to replace him on the roster. Sure...

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The Opposite of a Miscake: Phillies 2, Dodgers 0

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The Phillies scraped out a win in the finale of their first LA series since 2019.

After dropping two close games to the Dodgers, the Phillies salvaged a win in the series finale, mostly behind the solid arm of Zach Wheeler, and the spicy new red road jerseys the players insisted upon wearing. One wonders if these will be one-hit wonders like the ill-fated blue light specials, or if they’ll stick around. I’d prefer the latter.

In what could have been...

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Ethan Witte

Gamethread 6/16: Phillies at Dodgers

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Please let Zach Wheeler take his home goodness onto the road

The Phillies need a win tonight and they’ll send their best pitcher to the mound in the hopes of getting it. Here are the lineups. For the Phillies:

Wheeler vs. Kershaw? Worth staying up for. #RingTheBell

: @NBCSPhilly
: @SportsRadioWIP
: https://t.co/HhDxScbmEV // https://t.co/vgbMhIMsON pic.twitter.com/hrCoCoAHhv

— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) June 16, 2021

They’re without Bryce...

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