21 Games In; (Re)Visiting Two Early Storylines

With today’s 3-2 win against the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Phillies have now played 21 games in 2018, which means we are somehow already through about an eighth of the season.  Hard to believe, Harry. At 8-2 in their last 10 games and 13-3 since their embarrassing showings vs. Atlanta and New York to start theContinue reading… 21 Games In; (Re)Visiting Two Early Storylines Author: jackm From Feed: http://crashburnalley.com/feed/ Powered by…

April 23, 2018
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Location Matters For Nick Pivetta

June 22, 2017

The strength of the Phillies’ system was supposed to be young pitching. Through the first few years of the rebuild, the Phillies have had mixed results with their young starters. Injuries this year have forced the Phillies to reach down to their minor leagues for starters earlier this season. After struggling through his first 6 starts, one of those young players is suddenly looking dominant. This is Nick Pivetta’s second…

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The Phillies Have Starting Pitching Depth?

The Phillies were supposed to have a young rotation full of upside. They were supposed to have depth on the way to fill in any cracks. As we open June, the rotation is still young, with only Jeremy Hellickson over 26 years old. They have had cracks, as Vince Velasquez joins Clay Buchholz on the DL. They have had depth that has been shoved in the cracks in a desperate…

June 1, 2017
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Nola Injured and the Phillies Make a Trade

The Phillies 40 man roster will be a story all year, as they navigate the 11 players they added in front of the Rule 5 draft. With Clay Buchholz’s season ending injury and Elniery Garcia’s PED suspension, the roster opened up some. This was all just in time for injuries to hit the Phillies elsewhere. The heart attack inducing injury was to Aaron Nola’s back. Right now, all indications are…

April 24, 2017
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