Tom Eshelman

Phillies Place Velasquez on the Disabled List
Once again, the Phillies will be without starting pitcher Vince Velasquez.  The right-hander departed Friday night's game after just one inning with what he called numbness in his middle finger.   With what looked like a bruise on that finger - without a real explanation given - …
Phillies Mailbag: Ken Giles Trade, All-Stars, Aaron Nola
We are back with a Phillies mailbag on 97.3 ESPN.  We are on a little later today, at 5:30 p.m. as we are accommodating another guest, but we will be on the Sports Bash with Mike Gill and Pete Thompson so please tune in!
Knowing what you know now, would you make the Ken Giles trade over again wi…
Five IronPigs are Named to Triple-A All-Star Game
The Phillies Triple-A affiliate, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs is loaded with prospects.   At 50-29, the IronPigs are in first place in the International League North with a 50-29 record.  Therefore it should be no surprise that the All-Star game would feature at least a few IronPigs...
Ben Lively Appears Headed to Phillies Rotation
The Phillies have been difficult to watch.  After a putrid month of May in which the Phillies went 6-22, Phillies fans  are looking for reasons to stay interested.   One might be the Major League debut of a young pitcher.   Fans appear to be getting close to that...