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Our beloved Philadelphia Phillies are playing .500 baseball (9-9) and there are definitely some things to like through the first 18 games of the season. I don’t want to be too optimistic though, as the bullpen has been garbage thus far, and the corner infielders aren’t hitting.
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Let’s Go Ranking
The man with 755 home runs, Hank Aaron, was chosen to throw out the first pitch at the Atlanta Braves new stadium, named Sun Bank Trust Stadium. The Braves have eaten a lot of crow after asking the citizens to take on much of the financial burden to support the stadium but this moment — Hank Aaron delivering the first pitch to long time manager Bobby Cox — may have made it all worth it. MLB Video: Hank Aaron throws out ceremonial first pitch to officially open Braves' new ballpark (ESPN) https://t.co/nXQgEliavH — ChuckBaby (@TheChuckGilliam) April 15, 2017
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WATCH: First Pitch At Braves New Stadium By Hank Aaron
The Phillies had every chance to put a big hurting on Jacob deGrom in the first inning on Monday night. They had a 2-0 lead and threatened for more with one out. With the Phillies having scored 12 runs in the first inning off Jeremy Guthrie on Saturday, this had a chance to get very ugly very fast
Hector Neris has a chance to be really, really good. We’re talking Andrew Miller valuable.
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Lights out stuff: The 2017 Player Preview for Hector Neris
Man that September was brutal for Jeanmar Gomez. The Phillies reliever lost his spot as the closer, tossing out a 19.18 ERA after giving up 21 hits and five walks in eight innings. That’s three base runners an inning.
via GIPHY Tommy Joseph snuck up on everyone in 2016. A castoff heading into last year, he made himself a focal point of this season’s offense. The Phillies have a guy on the roster who could shock people this year
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The Wild Card: 2017 Player Preview for Aaron Altherr
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