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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 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.
Cesar Hernandez can impress and confound you in a manner of minutes. The 28-year-old can put a brutal 0-2 pitch in play, race up the first base line and earn an infield hit. Then, on the first pitch to the next batter, he’ll get picked off first base
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The Focal Point: The 2017 Player Preview of Cesar Hernandez
Let’s talk about the Hunter Pence trades. A little more than two years ago, Phillies fans continued to lament the move that brought Pence to the Phillies. They saw burgeoning stars in Houston, where Jon Singleton had already signed a $10-million deal, Jarred Cosart was in the process of winning 13 games, Domingo Santana was tearing up the minors and Josh Zeid was pitching in the big leagues.
via GIPHY Aaron Nola could be a future ace. Through his first 25 starts, he looked the part. The young right-hander had tossed 155 frames of 3.12 ERA, with 153 strikeouts against 18 home runs and 34 walks