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In Episode 112 of “The Felske Files,” host John Stolnis says he’s optimistic despite a brutal road trip, prospect Nick Williams joins the podcast, and SI.com’s Jay Jaffe drops by with his thoughts on the Baltimore-Boston series.

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Sooner or later, the parade of prospects at AAA are going to invade Philadelphia, and one of the names expected to be among the marauders is outfielder Nick Williams, who impressed during spring training and is off to a decent start with the Iron Pigs.

On Episode 112 of The Felske Files, Williams stops by to chat with PhoulBallz.com’s Jay Floyd about a number of topics, most of it off-the-wall (starts at the 26:52 mark).

Also on this week’s podcast, host John Stolnis recaps a tough series between the Phillies and Cubs, and details why he’s optimistic about the Phils so far this season, despite a 1-6 trip away from home.

In addition, SI.com’s Jay Jaffe stops by to chat about a crazy, wild, depressing series between the Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox that, as he wrote, brought out and showcased the very worst of baseball.

Also, a number of high profile starting pitchers hit the DL for what could be months. Jaffe discusses how each of their injuries affects their respective teams’ playoff chances.

Plus, the Stat of the Week.