Category Archives: April

Catcher Logan O’Hoppe and Centerfielder Johan Rojas Are Selected For Phillies Minor League Spring Training Awards

The Phillies Minor League Season starts on Tuesday. We will be there for the opening day for Clearwater Threshers in the new low A Southeast League. We are excited by the talent we are likely to see play for the … Continue reading

Posted in 2021, April | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Blue Jays and Phillies: Two Teams Passing Each Other in the Night

We will have been fortunate to watch major league baseball in person this April and into May, three blocks from our home in Dunedin, Florida. It has been quite an experience from watching a long ball by the Angel’s Mike … Continue reading

Posted in 2021, April | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Phillies Win When Hoskins Goes Deep Twice In Road Games

The Phillies have a rather simple road winning formula. Get Rhys Hoskins to go deep twice in a game and the Phillies win. Otherwise, the Phillies are likely to lose even if Bryce Harper hits two homers in a road … Continue reading

Posted in 2021, April | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Down On The Phillies After This Weekend

After Sunday’s effort, I am down on the Phillies. I was even more depressed Monday morning after reading the internet reports about the team. The poor ERA and record of the team when starting pitchers not named Nola, Wheeler or … Continue reading

Posted in 2021, April | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Looks Like Another Long Season For the Phillies But Nick Maton Gives Us Hope He Can Become the Next Chase Utley!

It’s becoming increasingly difficult lately to watch a Phillies game. After winning five of six games to open the season, they have lost nine of the next 13 games including last night’s 5-4 defeat to the Colorado Rockies. The team … Continue reading

Posted in 2021, April | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Yesterday Was A Great Day For Those of Us Who Follow The Phillies Farm System

We have been closely following the Phillies farm system for the last ten years. Yesterday was one of the good days at the major league level for former Phillies farm hands. Not only did the the Phillies win 6-5 over … Continue reading

Posted in 2021, April | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

In Last Night’s Game The Phillies Found a Centerfielder, a Stopper and Late Inning Relief Help

Mickey Moniak made his first start start in center field last night with the Phillies. He made all the plays and showed he can hit left-handed pitching by lining out to right. Though he did not get a hit, centerfield … Continue reading

Posted in 2021, April | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

It’s Mickey Moniak Time in Centerfield

We all know the Phillies have not been very good at scouting and player development in recent years, especially outfielders. Think of the likes of Greg Golson, Larry Greene, Tyson Gillies, now Adam Haseley, all failures over the years just … Continue reading

Posted in 2021, April | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Those Were Bad Phillies Lineups Yesterday Resulting In A Doubleheader Loss To The Mets

The Phillies have lost four of their last five games on the road including yesterday’s doubleheader loss to the Mets. It was like they were saying “let’s lose two” so we can just move on. They do not look like … Continue reading

Posted in 2021, April, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Battery of Gerrit Cole and Kyle Higashiokga Helped by the Plate Umpire Were Too Much For the Blue Jays in the Yankees 3-1 Win In Dunedin Last Night

Watching major league ball games in our own neighborhood has been very interesting. Last night, we saw the very best, Gerrit Cole, retire the last Blue Jays 15 batters he faced. His designated catcher Kyle Higashiokga hit two homers to … Continue reading

Posted in 2021, April | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment