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Defensive miscues cost Phillies chance at NL East lead; fall to Braves

Defensive miscues cost Phillies chance at NL East lead; fall to Braves

If a baseball team is to excel it needs a potent offense and quality pitching, but a competitive club also must have a strong defense with the ability to not just make the easy plays, but ultimately save runs. Maybe it's a growing pain, but defensively the Phillies are doing the opposite of saving runs; they're giving advantages to the opponent. That was the story Tuesday night as the Braves trumped the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park, 3-1. Carlos Santana came home on a Nick Markakis fielder's choice in the fifth, airmailing a throw over Jorge Alfaro allowing Ozzie Albies to score to give the...

Phillies Nuggets: What should one make of Jorge Alfaro's season thus far?

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www.thegoodphight.com May 22, 2018
Game Thread 5/22: Braves at Phillies

Game Thread 5/22: Braves at Phillies

Wake up people; the Phillies aren’t getting swept by the Braves. The Braves’ “likability’ couldn’t stop Nick Pivetta and the Phillies from shutting them down after their arrival in Philadelphia on Monday night. Game one of this huge series for first place in the NL East had every narrative clicking: Pivetta, making the Jonathan Papelbon trade look even more ludicrous; a switcheroo as Nick Williams got the start and Aaron Altherr came on the pinch hit, only for both of them to hit home runs; Odubel Herrera begin another on-base streak; Jorge Alfaro’s smoking defense; another...
www.thegoodphight.com May 19, 2018
Game Thread 5/19: Phillies at Cardinals

Game Thread 5/19: Phillies at Cardinals

Game three of four. So last night was a bust. We can all agree on that. It was wet and rainy and really, really not fun. But today is a new day and a new game. Let’s find out who we’ll be seeing. We've got some Saturday matinee baseball for ya.Let's get back in the win column! #BeBold pic.twitter.com/5j2mIdUSLa— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) May 19, 2018 Nick Williams is getting a start again over Aaron Altherr. Andrew Knapp is in for Jorge Alfaro, who is dealing with some soreness. (Get well soon, Jorge!) And there’s nary a Florimon or Valentin in sight. I can get behind...

Jorge Alfaro's 'presence' behind the plate boosting Phillies

The Phillies hoped Alfaro could emerge as a leader behind the plate, and his maturation there has been central to their success this season.
That Balls Outta Here May 7, 2018

Jorge Alfaro’s arm only redeeming quality for Phillies catchers

Phillies catchers have been a major weak point for the team this year, but Jorge Alfaro’s cannon arm is one redeeming quality. The Phillies chose to lean heavily on their youth this season at several positions, one of which was catcher. Jorge Alfaro is just 24 years old; his backup, Andrew Knapp, is 26. 2017 […] Jorge Alfaro’s arm only redeeming quality for Phillies catchers - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
www.thegoodphight.com May 2, 2018
The Phillies lost and the score was this: Marlins 2, Phillies 1

The Phillies lost and the score was this: Marlins 2, Phillies 1

I’ll be honest. This one felt pretty winnable. The Phillies had eight hits and Zach Eflin carried a perfect game into the sixth inning, and it would really have made sense if they had won Tuesday’s game against the Marlins in Miami. They should have, and they could have, but instead of doing it, they didn’t. Here are a few of the times that they could have done it: Rhys Hoskins, first and third with two outs Maikel Franco, first and second with one out Scott Kingery, first and second with two outs Jorge Alfaro, first and second with one out Pedro Florimon, first and second with two...
Press of Atlantic City Apr 27, 2018
Herrera hits 2 HRs, Nola goes 7 as Phillies top Braves

Herrera hits 2 HRs, Nola goes 7 as Phillies top Braves

PHILADELPHIA — Odubel Herrera hit two homers, Jorge Alfaro also went deep and Aaron Nola pitched seven innings to help the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 7-3 Friday night.
www.thegoodphight.com Apr 26, 2018
2018 Phillies Draft Preview: Alec Bohm, 3B

2018 Phillies Draft Preview: Alec Bohm, 3B

Alec Bohm is a 21 year old, 6’5”, 225 lbs right handed hitting Third Baseman for Wichita State University. He wasn’t drafted out of high school, in part because he was still considered raw and partly because he had a strong college commitment and would be a signing risk. Bohm has been the starter at the hot corner for the Shockers from day 1 of his college career. Freshman year he was pretty swing happy and while he didn’t strike out of often because of good contact skills and bat control, he walked at Nick Williams/Jorge Alfaro levels, heck maybe even Willians Astudillo levels. The...
www.thegoodphight.com Apr 25, 2018
Let’s not jump to conclusions on Jorge Alfaro just yet

Let’s not jump to conclusions on Jorge Alfaro just yet

While the offense is tough to watch, the defense has actually been pretty good After Tuesday night’s game against the Diamondbacks, catcher Jorge Alfaro is now sitting on a .170/.250/.234 line with only a single extra base hit to his name. He’s striking out at an absurd (and frankly unsustainable) 46.2% rate while only drawing two unintentional walks. He’s been hitting the ball hard, with 82.6% of his batted balls rated as either “medium” or “hard” contact and an average exit velocity of 93.4 MPH, 7th among catchers. However, there hasn’t been much to show for it. Overall,...

Jorge Alfaro the hitter is struggling while the catcher thrives for Phillies

Jorge Alfaro thinks of himself as two different people. One is having a good season. The other is not.

Phillies fall to Diamondbacks, strike out 16 times in rain-soaked loss

The Phillies struck out 16 times as Scott Kingery, Carlos Santana, and Jorge Alfaro continued to struggle.

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