Week 9 Recap: The State of the Phillies is wOBA-some

The calendar has flipped to June, and thus ends May, a.k.a. "hell month". Over the course of May, the Phillies won a mere 6 games - the last time the Phillies had won 6 or fewer games in a month was the June of 1997. The weekly recaps during this forgettable month bear a striking … Continue reading Week 9 Recap: The State of the Phillies is wOBA-some

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Week 4 Recap: The New, More Efficient, And Less Good Velasquez

Vince Velasquez is changing. After his first two starts, he sported an otherworldly 38.6 K% but wasn't able to translate stuff to results, running up a 9.00 ERA. Velasquez said he was "terrible", and admitted he needed to change.┬áThe next two games he lived up to this promise, resembling a completely different pitcher. After combining … Continue reading Week 4 Recap: The New, More Efficient, And Less Good Velasquez

Phillies Weekly Recap #2: Winless Weekdays and Weekend Warriors

Woof. What a difference a week can make in a season's outlook. After last Sunday's win evened their record up at 3-3, the Phils took the week off and went 0-4 during the work week. That brings their season record from Monday through Friday to an abysmal 1-7 (their one win on Opening Day). If … Continue reading Phillies Weekly Recap #2: Winless Weekdays and Weekend Warriors

Opening Week 2017: Jeanmar Gomez, Your Time Is Running Out (UPDATE)

What an up-and-down week the Phillies have had. For all that I've said about the Phillies having a "non-competitive" season, it's hard to remember how exciting games can be regardless of a team's talent level. A brief rundown of the games so far: Opening day: Win, 4-3. In spite of Jeanmar Gomez's best efforts in … Continue reading Opening Week 2017: Jeanmar Gomez, Your Time Is Running Out (UPDATE)