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Cooney: Velasquez Might Be Best They Can Put In Bullpen
The first half of the season with a 2-5 record and 5.58 ERA does not garner any confidence in Vince Velasquez as a starting pitcher.  Despite having 53 Strikeouts in 50 Innings this season, he has allowed 11 Home Runs and 31 Runs in 10 Starts this season...
Pat Neshek Named Phillies Closer
The Phillies closers this season have included Jeanmar Gomez, Joaquin Benoit and Hector Neris.  Going forward the Phillies are going to go with closer number four.  Citing the need to get Neris to settle down some, Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said prior to Wedne…
Should Phillies Name Hector Neris The Closer?
Three different Phillies pitchers have notched a Save so far this season as the Closer position has been in flux.  With Jeanmar Gomez losing the job title, Manager Pete Mackanin has given both Joaquin Benoit and Hector Neris opportunities in the Ninth Inning...
Should Hector Neris Stay In His Eighth Inning Role?
Phillies Manager Pete Mackanin announced Monday that Jeanmar Gomez role as Closer has been subplanted by veteran Reliever Joaquin Beniot.  Benoit, who turns 40 Years Old in July, has not been a full-time Closer since 2013 when he was with the Detroit Tigers and notched 24 Saves...
Phillies Should Not Anoint Hector Neris Closer…Yet
The Jeanmar Gomez of 2017 so far is not close to the Jeanmar Gomez of 2016.  In Gomez's three appearances over three innings he has allowed five earned runs.  The struggles have led Phillies manager Pete Mackanin to consider removing fGomez from the closer's role..…
Phillies Mailbag: Predictions Missed, Closer, Goeddel
Once again it's time for the weekly Phillies mailbag.  We take your questions and answer them here every week.  Send a question to Sports Talk Philly on their Facebook page or on Twitter at @FrankKlose.
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Phillies Frank’s Monday Mailbag: Who Will be the Closer?
Welcome to the first of what hopefully will become a weekly feature on Mondays: a Phillies Monday Mailbag.  We asked the good people of Twitter what they would like to talk about, and these are the top questions we got in response from the Philliedelphia and 97
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