4:01 AM EDT, Tue June 18, 2019
Phillies look to get back in win column against Nationals

Phillies look to get back in win column against Nationals

The Phillies are coming off an embarrassing series finale in Atlanta following a 15-1 loss at SunTrust Park. The loss dropped the Phillies to 2 1/2 games off the pace in the NL East.The Phillies open a four-game set in Washington tonight, aiming to break away from a stint of having won just 10 of their last 16 contests. Jake Arrieta is set to start the opener, facing Nats lefty Patrick Corbin.The Nationals have won nine of their last 14 and attempting to claw their way back into contention in the NL East. The series in Atlanta exposed a desperate need for the Phils to acquire at least one, if...
Press of Atlantic City 12 hours ago
Phillies face challenging week against top NL East rivals

Phillies face challenging week against top NL East rivals

How was your weekend? Hopefully, better than the three days the Phillies spent in Atlanta.
www.thegoodphight.com 14 hours ago
Definitely not missing Bryce: Phillies vs. Nationals series preview

Definitely not missing Bryce: Phillies vs. Nationals series preview

The Nationals have improved lately, and they don’t miss their former right fielder at all. The good news is that every game, no matter how lopsided it is, only counts for one game in the standings. So yesterday’s shellacking at the hands of the Braves only counts for one loss. The bad news is that it was the second loss of the series for the Phillies, and they lost ground in the National League East race. But its best to put that series behind us as the Phillies continue their tour of NL East cities and move on to Washington for a four-game set. After a rough start, the Nationals have...
Call to the Pen 14 hours ago

Phillies pitching collapse has them limping out of Atlanta

The Philadelphia Phillies pitching collapse may seem to have happened overnight, but there were rumblings that should have sent management running earlier. It wasn’t as though the Philadelphia Phillies didn’t know there were doubts about their pitching as the season began. That was a matter thoroughly discussed. Fans, however, didn’t exactly envision a Phillies pitching […] Phillies pitching collapse has them limping out of Atlanta - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
www.thegoodphight.com 16 hours ago
Aaron Nola is the key to the Phillies’ playoff hopes

Aaron Nola is the key to the Phillies’ playoff hopes

If the Phils’ ace right-hander doesn’t figure things out, the Phillies’ postseason chances could be sunk. After a dispiriting series loss to the Atlanta Braves this weekend, it’s obvious the Phillies need some help in the starting rotation. The bullpen game the Phils tried to play on Sunday (and it was not The Opener, it was a bullpen game) failed miserably and should never be tried again with the collection of Vince Velasquez, Cole Irvin or Jerad Eickhoff. In fact, bullpen games should be avoided at all costs unless it’s done strategically, like the Opener, with the desired goal...