Good morning, all! I hope you’ll excuse the absence of this column yesterday, as I overslept and was so tired that I could barely type my own name.
Let’s look at the news.
Rain robs Nick Pivetta of Wednesday debut
Last night’s rainout led to the delay of Nick Pivetta’s MLB debut, and so I say BOO RAIN. But he’s still excited about it regardless, as he told Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.
"I've achieved my goal of getting here eventually," the 24-year-old right-hander said. "I'm happy to be here. I want to get my feet on solid ground right now and just take it one step at a time."
Pivetta idolized Roy Halladay growing up, so I have absolutely no reason not to love him wholeheartedly. He’s been owning down in Triple-A, and should now make his debut on Sunday in Los Angeles.
Brock Stassi meets Vince Papale, because of course
Stassi is Philadelphia’s new underdog hero, so why wouldn’t he meet Vince Papale, Philly’s former underdog hero? No, no, not Mark Wahlberg. Vince Papale! They traded signed merch and Stassi generally looked adorable. Mike Murphy of CSNPhilly and Ben Harris of MLB.com both wrote about this, so pick your pleasure.
Guys, the Marlins had to stay all the way in Delaware!!!
The Marlins, who were in Seattle and San Diego before here, have to stay in Wilmington, Del., because the NFL booked all rooms in Philly.— Matt Gelb (@MattGelb) April 25, 2017
They had to spend an entire day there doing nothing because of yesterday’s rainout. THANKS, NFL.
Joely Rodriguez is awesome again
Matt Breen of Philly.com wrote about Joely Rodriguez and his recent resurgence. After a rough start Rodriguez has righted the ship. The main change? How he holds his glove. Give it a read!
Around the Phight
- Ethan Witte makes the argument that it’s time to make Mark Appel a reliever.
- Cormican talks about the Phillies’ Round 2 options in the upcoming draft.
- Episode 109 of Felske Files is up, and John Stolnis and Justin Klugh want us all to have a little faith in JP Crawford.
- Curious about what your TGP writers would use as their walk-up music? Well, wonder no more!
Tweet of the day
HOLY SHIT THIS CHRIS COGHLAN PLAY