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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
*Jeremy Hellickson has the best WHIP (0.71) in the NL, albeit through merely 4 starts. However, this is on the heels of a strong 2016 campaign, so he’s lining himself up as a sought after trade chip. Of course, he could potentially stay with the Phillies, as a mid-season extension could be a viable option.
The Phillies won five games against the Nationals last year. If they sweep the Nationals this week, they’ll have that many wins against the Nats in April alone. OK, no one expects a sweep in Washington, but let’s be honest
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Series Preview: Phillies look to keep up strong work against the Nationals in DC
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