Welcome back to news & links! After a brief graduation-related vacation to Southern California to watch my boyfriend get hooded for his PhD, I’ve returned! And it couldn’t have been at a better time, am I right?
Phillies DFA Michael Saunders, Jeanmar Gomez
And look at how much it helped! Just kidding. At the very least, the Phillies were able to keep it together for 10 innings last night. And Jeanmar Gomez and Michael Saunders weren’t there! You can read our story about the DFAs here on The Good Phight, but you should also read Jim Salisbury’s story over on CSN Philly about the new guys coming up. According to him, Klentak wants to find guys who can control the strike zone, something the Phillies desperately need.
How bad are the Phillies?
Oh, they’re bad.
The Phillies won 11 times in their first 20 games. Since then they've won 11 times in 49 games!— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) June 21, 2017
Thought that was bad? Get a load of this.
The Phils’ 11-38 record in their last 49 games matches the worst record in National League history from game 21-69.— Reuben Frank (@RoobCSN) June 21, 2017
Wheee! And there’s more!
Gas-19c gallon— Jon Johnson (@jonjohnsonwip) June 21, 2017
Bread-8c a loaf
From 1941, last time Phillies lost 111gms, which they are on pace for in 2017.
Most double plays grounded into (National League this season)— Corey Seidman (@CoreySeidmanCSN) June 21, 2017
1. Maikel Franco: 13
2. Tommy Joseph: 12
Last Phillies team to lose 100+ games -- 1961 team that lost 107 -- was 22-47 through 69 games. With loss tonight, Phillies are also 22-47.— Meghan Montemurro (@M_Montemurro) June 21, 2017
Fan wearing a tie makes a fine catch on a foul ball. "Can he pitch?" another fan yells. Only 93 more games.— Matt Gelb (@MattGelb) June 21, 2017
How much more pain can you take? I don’t want to test it. There are 93 games left, after all. We need to keep our strength up.
Yadier Molina might be a nice guy
Could Yadier Molina, he of the neck tattoos who is hated throughout the Delaware Valley, actually be NICE?! APPARENTLY! According to Philly.com’s Teddy Bailey, when Cam Perkins came up to bat for the first time ever in a major league game, Yadier Molina congratulated him, which is adorable. Even more adorable? Perkins’ response:
“Getting to hit up there and Yadi telling me congratulations,” Perkins said after the 8-1 loss, “I couldn’t think of a better catcher that I grew up looking up to. I think I called him ‘sir’ by accident, I was pretty locked in at the time. Did I really just say ‘sir’ to Yadier Molina? It was definitely one of my top life moments.”
He called him sir! I want to pinch his adorable cheeks, that’s just so cute.