The Phillies were swept in a double-header by the Nationals. WHAT A JOKE! Aaron Nola, the defense, and the offense all factored into a game one loss. In game two, Brandon Workman embarrassed himself once again. It's incredibly hard to be as bad as he has been in a Phillies uniform. Enjoy the podcast because I sure do SCREAM!!
The Philadelphia Phillies start the final stretch by losing 5-1 to the Washington Nationals.
Zack Wheeler struggled, but battled through. In my opinion, he needs to be better in this type of scenario. The offense did not show up anyway, but I feel the mentality changes as a team when your top dog goes out on the bump and dominates more than Wheeler did.
Roman Quinn decided to argue balls and strikes which led to getting kicked out of the game. Joe Girardi followed. What a horrendous decision by Quinn, knowing that Mickey Moniak was the alternative. Not that Quinn is playing well at all, but losing Girardi's decision-making during this stretch is not ideal.
Also, Matt Klentak spoke to the media about JT Realmuto's contract. Wait until you hear what he had to say! HA! I react down below.
The Philadelphia Phillies bullpen has a 7.17 ERA. This is unbelievable.
After Bryce Harper, Alec Bohm,and Didi Gregorius go back-to-back-to-back in the first inning. After Harper hit his second home-run of the night, this bullpen does the thinkable.
Blake Parker could not help out Aaron Nola in the sixth. Brandon Workman could not do anything. Garrett Cleavinger got shelled. The Mets won 10-6. This team is horrendous!
The Philadelphia Phillies split their double header with the Boston Red Sox. I AM NOT SATISFIED! They haven't swept a double header since 2012! The Phils had the lead in both games before the bullpen blew it. In game one, Tommy Hunter lost the lead, but thankfully Alec Bohm hit a walk off in the bottom of the seventh. In game two David Phelps allowed a two-run home run to Bobby Dalbec and the rest was history. The bullpen looks to be an issue again along with Bryce Harper being ICE COLD! This Miami Marlins series coming up is so big, I can't even put it into words.
The Philadelphia Phillies win their fifth straight game by taking down the New York Mets 5-3! Joe Girardi gave Bryce Harper a rest day since he is ice cold, hitting 7 in his last 45 attempts.
Jake Arrieta threw seven innings and recorded seven strikeouts. What a great bounce-back from his last start which was the shortest of his career. Also, Arrieta hasn't had a seven inning performance in his last 20 starts.
In the seventh inning the game was tied. Phil Gosselin and Roman Quinn were a big reason why the Phils took the lead. In the eighth, Jean Segura added insurance and Adam Haseley was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. Hector Neris got into trouble and Tommy Hunter had his back with the help of Rhys Hoskins' defense. Yes, you read that correctly. Brandon Workman recorded a clean save!