Finding Professional At Bats

The Phillies are a bad offensive team. They have their moments, where the hits seem to fall in bunches, but as is often the case with bad offenses, reality brings them crashing back to earth. And when the offense goes into an especially brutal stretch of ineptitude, we often hear Pete Mackanin say he’s looking for more “professional at-bats”. It seems like a low bar to set for a major league…

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Phillies Week in Review: 7/18-7/24

  The Fightin’ Phils struggled last week, finishing with a 2-5 record after dropping three of their four games against the Miami Marlins at home, and then beginning their road trip by losing two of three against the Pirates in Pittsburgh. The team had a scary moment when catcher Cameron Rupp was hit in the head by a […] Phillies Week in Review: 7/18-7/24 – That Balls Outta Here – That Balls Outta…

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Phillies Shutout Marlins Amidst Trade Rumors

The Philadelphia Phillies shutout the host Miami Marlins at Marlins Park in South Florida in the opener of a three game series as trade rumors swirled around the two teams. The Phillies got a tremendous starting pitching performance on Monday night from Jeremy Hellickson, who may have been directly auditioning for his next big league […] Phillies Shutout Marlins Amidst Trade Rumors – That Balls Outta Here – That Balls…

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Where do the Phillies go from here?

Embed from Getty Images Alright, the call for the Phillies to ‘get younger’ has been answered and the Phillies are very much younger. The team has been on a rebuild for 2 regimes now, we’ve seen a very slow progression from the previous GM in Ruben Amaro Jr, and now that Matt Klentak has taken over, he’s made the team younger but where does it go from here? We’ve seen…

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Zach Eflin’s Complete Games By The Numbers

Last week I provided a reasonably in depth analysis of the start of Zach Eflin‘s major league career. There’s the good — dude throws strikes — and the bad — dude never misses bats — but mostly there’s the unknown — dude’s just 22 and still learning. Overall, the analysis essentially called for tempering enthusiasm about Eflin, which felt a bit silly in retrospect when in his very next start, he went out and…

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Phils down in Miami but the heat is on in Philly!

The Phillies pull into Miami for a three game series down in ‘The Magic City’ with Jeremy Hellickson taking the mound for the Phils.  The heat is on back here in the Philadelphia area though, it’s going to be hotter up here then down in Miami. Dangerous temps in the tri-state area means you should try your best to stay cool, check on neighbors and friends and family.  The Phillies…

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Phillies Drop Series Finale in Pittsburgh

The Philadelphia Phillies dropped the finale of their weekend series to the host Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. The host Pittsburgh Pirates got a pair of late home runs, including the ultimate game-winner by a rookie going deep for the first time in his career, to beat the Phillies by a 5-4 score on Sunday […] Phillies Drop Series Finale in Pittsburgh – That Balls Outta Here – That Balls…

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Listen in on welcoming the DNC Convention to Philly and baseball talk on the latest BaseballPhd Show!

It’s time for the Philadelphia convention for the DNC, the Phils are out on the road, but we’re still talking baseball and a little bit of a tour guide for the folks at the Philly Convention to get out and see the town with on this edition which I am a guest on, it’s called BaseballPodcast Phd – give it a listen! Listen in on welcoming the DNC Convention to…

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Andres Blanco Breaks Finger, 15-Day DL Likely for Phillies Utility Man

The Phillies are losing a key piece to their infield depth Phillies utility man Andres Blanco suffered a broken left index finger Sunday afternoon against Pittsburgh, and is expected to be placed on the 15-Day disabled list. Blanco was spiked by Pirates right fielder Gregory Polanco while covering third base. Polanco was stealing third base, and […] Andres Blanco Breaks Finger, 15-Day DL Likely for Phillies Utility Man – That Balls…

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Andres Blanco Hurt, Could J.P. Crawford Get The Call?

In today’s edition of Baseball Is Bad… Andres Blanco has a fractured left index finger. Sounds like he’ll be headed to the DL. — Matt Breen (@matt_breen) July 24, 2016 Andres Blanco has been an unexpected revelation as a utility infielder for the Phillies over the past two seasons. Since the start of the 2015 season, he is batting .282/.344/.472 through 427 plate appearances and has played all four positions…

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