Archive for the ‘Maikel Franco’ Category
NEW YORK – There were indicators that Maikel Franco, who began Thursday hitless in his previous 21 at-bats, suffered from a bout of unluckiness. He’s hit the ball, on average, harder than he did last season.
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Maikel Franco’s string of bad luck ends – and so does slump
In his third full season, Maikel Franco is not showing signs of becoming a disciplined hitter.
There has been a lot to like so far in the Phillies young season. The first time through the rotation, Aaron Nola, Jeremy Hellickson and Jerad Eickhoff looked very good.
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Series Preview: Phillies host expected contenders, the New York Mets.
Two things looked good in the first series of the season. The Phillies showed more patience than they have in recent years. The team earned 12 walks over three games
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Series Preview: Phillies start first homestand with Washington Nationals
I’ve been perplexed by the acquisition of Clay Buchholz since the move was announced. At first, I didn’t understand why the team would acquire someone coming off of such a bad season while the team had so many young arms that seem to be ready for the big leagues. Then, I could see how it might be valuable to have him eat some innings when you have Aaron Nola coming back from injuries and Vincent Velasquez not having pitched a full big league season yet
The Former Ace: The 2017 Player Preview for Clay Buchholz
It looked like the Seattle Mariners might have had something when Michael Saunders arrived on the scene in 2009. The 22-year-old could pick it in the outfield, ran pretty well, had some pop and could take a walk. Saunders scuffled a bit, then seemed to put it together in 2012, knocking 19 homers, swiping 21 bases, slapping 31 doubles and producing 57 runs batted in and 71 runs in just 139 games
via GIPHY You know who has had a really good Major League career? Joaquin Benoit.
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The Bullpen Staple: 2017 Player Preview for Joaquin Benoit
One of the Phillies’ biggest problems last season was an inconsistent bullpen. They took a huge step in addressing that need on Nov. 4 when they acquired right-hander Pat Neshak for cash considerations or a player to be named later