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SB Nation FanPulse Poll: Phillies fan confidence continues to plummet

SB Nation FanPulse Poll: Phillies fan confidence continues to plummet

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports The trade deadline made some people happy, but the results have not. The deadline has come and gone and the second half is here. It’s time to get serious, and nothing means you’re serious about the playoffs like picking up Drew Smyly, Jason Vargas, Blake Parker, Mike Morin, and Corey Dickerson at the trade deadline. Right? Right! According to the SB Nation FanPulse poll—You can be a part of these surveys every week by clicking here. Yeah, people seem pretty okay with what happened at the trade deadline around here. Needs were...
www.thegoodphight.com Aug 5, 2019
Photo Gallery: Phillies vs White Sox

Photo Gallery: Phillies vs White Sox

Heather Barry - SB Nation MLB © The Phillies lost to the White Sox, but they looked good doing it. The Philadelphia Phillies concluded their series against the White Sox Sunday afternoon, looking to take the series and get back on track before heading out west. Prior to the game, the organization honored the 2009 NL Pennant winning team with a ceremony on the field, which concluded with Pedro Martínez throwing out a ceremonial first pitch. Drew Smyly got the start, but a tough second inning told the tale in this one. The Phillies fell to the White Sox 10-5, losing the series. They’ll...
South Side Sox Aug 4, 2019
Dingers!!!

Dingers!!!

Boogie Nights: It’s the old Leury-Yolmer dance routine, after García’s grand slam. | Photo by Rich Schultz/ Leury leads longballing, Sox drop Phillies, 10-5 The Chicago White Sox knocked three out of the park this afternoon — with the big blast coming off the bat of Leury García in the second inning — spurring a 10-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies and second series win of the second half. That second inning started with a Jon Jay single off Phil’s starter Drew Smyly. Jay advanced on an Eloy Jiménez slow roller, then scored on a Ryan Goins single that put the Sox up, 1-0....
www.thegoodphight.com Aug 2, 2019
Game Thread 8/2: White Sox at Phillies

Game Thread 8/2: White Sox at Phillies

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ The Phillies continue their stretch of winnable games against a White Sox team 14 games under .500. The Phillies have not been the worst. This is an unarguable fact. And now, after winning a series against the Giants, they’ll play a not-good AL Central team and hope that, as they hopefully rack up a few wins, those ahead of them in the standings get dropped a few pegs. But who knows, with this team. It’ll be quite the weekend as Jason Vargas makes his Phillies debut tonight, followed by an Aaron Nola start on Saturday night, and Drew Smyly pitching the Sunday...
www.thegoodphight.com Jul 31, 2019
A lot of fans don’t think the Phillies are a playoff team

A lot of fans don’t think the Phillies are a playoff team

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ Pick-ups of Drew Smyly and Jason Vargas have done little to change the mood. Phillies fans who participate in SB Nation’s weekly FanPulse polling (which you can take part in here) were asked a special little trade deadline question this week: Are the Phillies a playoff team right now? Granted, we’ve got a couple more hours of trade deadline business to settle—and yeah, the Phillies could make another classic trade involving a mediocre starter, low-level prospects, and cash considerations, but for now, nobody’s feeling great about their chances. Take a...
www.thegoodphight.com Jul 30, 2019
Smy-Lee: Phillies 4, Giants 2

Smy-Lee: Phillies 4, Giants 2

Drew Smyly: Cliff Lee 2.0? | Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports I’m not not saying Drew Smyly is the next Cliff Lee As every Phillies fan knows, ten years ago this month, the Phillies traded for pitcher Cliff Lee, and their new ace helped carry them all the way to the World Series. There are still miles to go before we can declare Drew Smyly to be a similar success, but the early returns are encouraging. Making his second start for the Phillies on Tuesday night, Smyly pitched brilliantly, carrying the team to a 4-2 win over the Giants. It may seem strange to compare Smyly to Lee. When the...
That Balls Outta Here Jul 30, 2019

Phillies rumor: Tigers pitcher Matthew Boyd unlikely to be traded

As the trade deadline approaches, it appears unlikely that the Phillies or any other team will get Tigers pitcher Matthew Boyd. The Phillies made two moves in recent weeks to upgrade the starting rotation to some extent, signing Drew Smyly and trading for Jason Vargas. Neither move was earth-shattering but needed to shore up an […] Phillies rumor: Tigers pitcher Matthew Boyd unlikely to be traded - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
www.thegoodphight.com Jul 30, 2019
Game Thread 7/30: Giants at Phillies

Game Thread 7/30: Giants at Phillies

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ The Phillies face the Giants for a couple of games as the trade deadline drama goes on. Hey who posted that game recap last night at this time?? Weird. A quiet day on the trade deadline front for the Phillies has allowed us to focus on today’s match-up, which is with the Giants, starting with Drew Smyly on the hill for the Phillies, making his second start in red pinstripes. They’ll face Tyler Beede, a man who got swatted by the Cubs last time out, allowing a career-high ten hits. Do the Phillies have ten hits in them? Let’s find out. Giant series starts...
Smyly and Phillies look to take down the Giants

Smyly and Phillies look to take down the Giants

The Phillies will host the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park in the first game of a three-game set. The two clubs enter the evening as potential Wild Card contenders with the Phils sitting one game out and the Giants 2 1/2 back.Drew Smyly will his debut in Philadelphia for the Phils, aiming to build off a solid first outing with the club where he tossed six solid innings against the Pirates while surrendering just one run. The Giants counter with right-hander Tyler Beede who will make his 14th start of the season and enters with a 4.85 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP in 65...
www.thegoodphight.com Jul 29, 2019
Game Thread 7/29: Giants at Phillies

Game Thread 7/29: Giants at Phillies

Photo by Justin Berl/ It’s Drew Smyly’s turn again, and he couldn’t be facing a hotter lineup. Remember a couple of weeks ago, when the Phillies tried to tell us Drew Smyly was just Cliff Lee, only in 2019? Well, he made a promising start in his Phillies debut, and the Phillies felt so good about it that they rearranged the rotation so that he wouldn’t have to pitch again until tonight. He’ll square off with the Giants’ Tyler Beede, who got beat up in his last start against the Cubs. But the Giants are 18-5 in July, while the Phillies just had to scramble to not get swept....
www.thegoodphight.com Jul 25, 2019
SB Nation FanPulse Poll: Phillies fans feeling better heading into weekend

SB Nation FanPulse Poll: Phillies fans feeling better heading into weekend

Photo by Hunter Martin/ It’s a big series with the Braves, and we are... riding high?!? We’re back, baby. All it took was winning a couple of games and not losing a few more games, as well as the Braves hitting a rough patch and getting swept by the Royals on the cusp of a big weekend Phillies-Braves series to determine if the NL East is going to get anymore interesting. But here we are, with Phillies fan confidence from out SB Nation FanPulse back on the upswing, going from 25% to 42% of our surveyed voters saying they believe in where this team is headed. Call it the Drew Smyly...
That Balls Outta Here Jul 22, 2019

Phillies rumors: Front office to get firsthand look at Tigers pitchers

Phillies front office personnel will join the team in Detroit this week to examine two potential trade deadline targets as they face the Tigers. The Phillies are scouring the league looking for any help they can get for their pitching staff. They already signed Drew Smyly over the weekend, and more moves are expected to […] Phillies rumors: Front office to get firsthand look at Tigers pitchers - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
www.thegoodphight.com Jul 22, 2019
Continued Success #63: The Phillies’ deadline moves of the past and present

Continued Success #63: The Phillies’ deadline moves of the past and present

Photo by Drew Hallowell/ Ten years ago, the Phillies made a move that set up a bigger one. The 2019 Phillies have no big moves in store, according to them, but the 2009 Phillies made a couple of note--the first one being Pedro Martinez. Join Justin and Liz as they talk about the 2019 Phillies’ drama with the Dodgers, their second half acquisition of Drew Smyly, and what the 2009 team was doing at this time to address their own pitching issues.
Call to the Pen Jul 22, 2019

Phillies hurler Drew Smyly erases some doubts for the moment

The Phillies signing of lefty Drew Smyly left many of their fans cold, but Smyly got right to work and, momentarily, dispelled the notion he’s not a find. The first of the Philadelphia Phillies mid-season moves was widely doubted. When the Phillies reached a tentative agreement with free-agent Drew Smyly July 19, after he had […] Phillies hurler Drew Smyly erases some doubts for the moment - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
www.thegoodphight.com Jul 20, 2019
Game Thread 7/20: Phillies at Pirates

Game Thread 7/20: Phillies at Pirates

Photo by Al Bello/ Riding a hot streak of two (2) straight wins, the Phillies look to take game two against the Pirates Hey, the Phillies acquired Mike Morin! And on top of that, they’ve won two straight, made mortal enemies out of the league’s best team, and seem to be low key addressing their starting pitching issues by pushing Nick Pivetta to the bullpen and bringing in Morin and Drew Smyly. Only thing missing is a win today.

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