1:47 PM EDT, Wed April 08, 2020
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OOTPhight Historical Sim: The second month

OOTPhight Historical Sim: The second month

Photo by Miles Kennedy/Philadelphia Phillies/ Still plenty of close races, even as some elite stat anomalies begin to take shape Catch up on April’s results here. May Somehow, my squad’s emerged with the top record through May. I’d like to thank that’s due mostly to Ken Giles who, by OOTP WAR, has been my entire staff’s most valuable pitcher. My rotation is...not great. It’s just a one-game lead on preseason favorite Jay, who also holds a comfortable lead in run differential. Only one third of the league is at or below .500, with Allie’s mermaids being a bit...
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The Show 20 Phranchise Episode 7

The Show 20 Phranchise Episode 7

Feast or Famine... We’ve seen better, we’ve seen worse. The problem so far is consistency. When the bats are alive, the pitching is… well, less than ideal, which keeps the opponents in the game. When the offense sputters, the pitching keeps us in it. What we saw this homestand was feast or famine on offense, which seems to be the trend for the season so far. Before we recap, we’d like to announce our next Twitch stream. The game will be this coming Sunday, April 12th as the Phillies travel to Coors Field to take on the Rockies. Starting pitchers are still TBD but will be announced...

Phillies 1980 Abstention Sunk Designated Hitter

In an alternate universe: Pete Incaviglia or Milt Thompson as the DH in 1993, Jim Thome or Ryan Howard as the DH in 2005, Rhys Hoskins or Jay Bruce, or Alec Bohm as the DH in 2020.

Powder Blue Podcast: Is the DH in the National League Inevitable?

Frank Klose, Hunter Brody, and Matt Albertson talk about how it's inevitable the National League will have a DH very soon. Albertson gives us the history of the DH and he describes how close it was from happening in the past - perhaps because the owner of the Phillies was...
www.thegoodphight.com Apr 7, 2020
OOTP 4/7: Phillies 2, Blue Jays 0 (10 innings)

OOTP 4/7: Phillies 2, Blue Jays 0 (10 innings)

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ A good old-fashioned pitcher’s duel ends with a walkoff I love pitcher’s duels. They’re tense, you hand on every pitch and in this day of launch angles and exit velocity, it’s becoming increasingly rare to see one. Today, the fans at Citizens Bank Park were treated to one of these duels as Zack Wheeler and Jays phenom Nate Pearson battled for 6 innings, trading zeros on the scoreboard. The game was sent to the bullpen and there there the duel continued until the bottom of the tenth, when Ken Giles faced Jay Bruce. There were...