Tag Archives: Aaron Nola

The Phillies 14W-5L-1T Spring Training Record Is a Good Sign For When the Regular Season Starts

2020 Baseball’s future is uncertain but MLB spring training games came to an abrupt halt after Thursday because of ¬†COVID-19 pandemic. The Phillies had the best record not only in the Grapefruit League with a 14-5-1 record but of any … Continue reading

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Time For “Live BP” and Phillies Rookie Nick Maton Quickly Homers Off Aaron Nola

Spring training takes on a life of its own. Moving from “catchers and pitchers” bullpens the first week, to coaches throwing batting practice, to “Live BP” the second week, Tuesday began the live batting practice phase where pitchers throw with … Continue reading

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Phillies Catchers and Pitchers Have Reported To Clearwater: J.T. Realmuto Stands Out With the Bat

If you want a batting practice home run ball, just stand behind the left field fence at Roberts Field. This is where J.T. Realmuto deposited at least ten long balls over the fence in catchers batting practice on Thursday. He … Continue reading

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We Know What The 2020 Phillies MLB Roster Will Mostly Look Like But What About The 2023 Roster

I like to follow Phillies prospects. Never had much time for old-timers games. To understand what will happen in the future, we must understand what is going in the farm system. This is why I like to watch minor league … Continue reading

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Phillies Get A Badly Needed Fast Start To the 2020 Season With New Manager Joe Girardi and the Addition of Zack Wheeler to the Top of the Starting Rotation

Phillies majority owner John Middleton is my hero. He made former manager Gabe Kapler the Giants’ problem and brought in an experienced manager in Joe Girardi. Below are my observations where the Phillies system stands as the team heads into … Continue reading

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The Phillies Losing All Five Games in The Washington Series In Late September With John Middleton In the Stands Probably Was Final Straw Leaving Him With No Other Choice But To Fire Gabe Kapler

After watching and reading about one of the most interesting days in Phillies history on Friday, my take is that losing the five game series in late September against the Washington National was likely the coup de grace for Gabe … Continue reading

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Do the Phillies Have a “Big Three” in Their Rotation? Do They Even Have a No. 1 Type Starter?

After watching the Nationals and Astros in the post season, I am convinced a team needs not one, not two, but three No. 1 caliber starting pitchers. The Nationals have Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin. The Astros have … Continue reading

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AFL Starting Pitchers, Connor Seabold and Spencer Howard, Will Tell The Phillies If They Are Ready For the Show!

Let’s get right to it! Phillies two top minor league starting pitching prospects, Connor Seabold and Spencer Howard, are slated to start tonight and tomorrow night in the Arizona Fall League. The Phillies need starting pitching badly for next season … Continue reading

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Yesterday Was Up and Down in Phillies Baseball, Change Is Needed!

Yesterday, August 2nd, 2019, will go down as one of the most up and down days in Phillies baseball history that I have ever witnessed. It unfolded before my eyes as I watched on the internet, in person and on … Continue reading

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Phillies Need Starting Pitching Now! Spencer Howard, Damon Jones and Bailey Falter Are The Best They Have In The Minors!

Last night, yet again, we saw that the Phillies will not win with its existing starting pitching rotation. Nick Pavetta left much to be desired and picked up the loss. ¬†Only Aaron Nola is pitching at a high major league … Continue reading

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