Two games in and Phillies' bullpen use already at a record level

March 31, 2018

Through the first two games of the season, the Phillies have made a major league record 15 pitching changes. It’s a dubious statistic that may signify how first-year manager Gabe Kapler plans to use the Phillies bullpen. “I have plenty of faith in the guys out there,” Kapler said following Friday’s extra-inning win over the Braves. “These guys can do almost anything.” Maybe Kapler’s right. He went right back to…

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It takes extras but Phillies beat Braves via Santana sac-fly

March 31, 2018

Gabe Kapler stood just outside the Phillies’ clubhouse late Friday night and offered a grin, having secured the first victory of the season and his first as Phillies manager with a 5-4, 11-inning result over the Braves at SunTrust Park. “Pretty exhilarating,” Kapler said. “I think it was a really shared victory. There were a lot of contributions. A tremendous performance by our bullpen. We’ve discussed this and continue to…

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The Many Sides of Pulling Aaron Nola Early

There has been a lot written and said angrily about Gabe Kapler pulling Aaron Nola after 68 pitches in the 6th inning of Opening Day against the Braves. I took a side yesterday, it turned out to not be the reason the Phillies used, and of course the bullpen gave up a bunch of runsContinue reading… The Many Sides of Pulling Aaron Nola Early Author: Matt Winkelman From Feed: http://crashburnalley.com/feed/…

March 30, 2018
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Scott Kingery set to make Phillies debut Friday against Braves

Scott Kingery will make his official Phillies debut Friday night against the Braves, batting sixth and playing third base. The Phillies will look to bounce back from a disappointing loss on Opening Day Thursday. To help provide a spark to start the season, Scott Kingery will make his major-league debut Friday night. He will bat […] Scott Kingery set to make Phillies debut Friday against Braves – That Balls Outta…

March 30, 2018
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Kingery to make his Major League debut tonight against the Braves

March 30, 2018

Scott Kingery will make his major league debut tonight as the Phillies aim to bounce back from yesterday’s disastrous 8-5 loss to the Braves at Sun Trust Field. Kingery, 23, signed a $24 million, six-year contract with the Phillies last week that could be worth $65 million over the next nine seasons. “As an organization, this is the best success tory we can have,” general manager Matt Klentak said. “A…

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Kapler stands behind decision making; Phillies fall in season opener

March 30, 2018

Gabe Kapler knew the questions were going to come about his decision making following the Phillies 8-5 loss to the Braves on Thursday afternoon. In particular, why did he lift Aaron Nola after just 68 pitches in the sixth inning? Why did he believe reliever Hoby Milner had better odds than Nola to get Freddie Freeman and Nick Markakis out? “I believe in all of our pitchers,” a resolute Kapler…

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No excuses, Phils should be 1-0

Embed from Getty Images Markakis is all smiles as he sinks the Phillies dreams of winning on Opening Day The Phillies looked like they were cruising on a path to an Opening Day victory in Atlanta yesterday. Well, sometimes there are a couple of bumps along the way even on a game that looks as if it was a solid victory on the part of the Phillies. The Phils took…

March 30, 2018
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Instant Recap: Kapler's early hook of Nola induces chaos for Phillies

March 29, 2018

Aaron Nola handed the ball over to Gabe Kapler and looked over his shoulder at the scoreboard at Sun Trust Park as he headed to the dugout. He had thrown just 68 pitches. “Surprised,” Nola said afterward. “I was surprised to be coming out.” Nola was cruising and looked comfortable, despite surrendering a leadoff double to Ender Inciarte to open the sixth inning. Kapler was quick with his hook though…

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Game 1: The dawn of a new era for the Philadelphia Phillies

March 29, 2018

In the most anticipated season in nearly half a decade, the Phillies kick things off this afternoon with a contest against the division rival Atlanta Braves. Gabe Kapler’s first lineup as the Phillies’ skipper was without Odubel Herrera who is expected to be the club’s everyday centerfielder. Kapler said the decision to start Aaron Altherr in center over Herrera was based on offensive and defensive matchups. The move shouldn’t come…

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Philadelphia Phillies Opening Day: How to Watch Online, Start Time, TV Info and More

It’s time for the Phillies to be bold and kick off the season opener Opening Day is upon us, and the Phillies are ready to Be Bold in their quest for a third World Series championship. Game 1 of 162 begins Thursday afternoon in Atlanta as two rebuilding National League East teams clash down south. Aaron […] Philadelphia Phillies Opening Day: How to Watch Online, Start Time, TV Info and More…

March 29, 2018
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