In one of our biggest celebrations of the Philadelphia Phillies, every week the members of The Good Phight will be issuing one of baseball’s greatest achievements to date: The Good Phil of the Week Award. One MLB player and one MiLB player will receive the award each week and will be able to boast to their teammates that they are, in fact, a Good Phil.
Major League Good Phil of the Week: Jay Bruce
When was the last time a mid-season acquisition endeared himself so quickly to a Phillies fanbase known for being tough to please? Maybe Hunter Pence in 2011? Bruce’s trade to the team came on the heels of Odubel Herrera’s (hopefully permanent) administrative leave and right before Andrew McCutchen’s unfortunate season-ending ACL injury, both of which have left the Phillies outfield situation in peril. While Bruce isn’t exactly known for his defensive prowess, his bat has certainly already made itself known and has vaulted him into the hearts of the Philly Faithful.
In his first six games with the Phillies, Bruce is 8-for-21 with six extra-base hits, including four home runs, and eleven RBIs. His six RBIs on June 4 against San Diego tied a career high, which he first accomplished for the Mets on May 2, 2017 against Atlanta.
What TGP Says:
EvanWins: “Because WTF? Are you kidding me? Should be MLB player of the week.” (UPDATE: He is.)
Justin Klugh: “Just because I’m concerned he’ll smash my head 400 feet off my body if I don’t vote for him.”
Other Good Phils getting votes:
Nick Pivetta (3), JT Realmuto, Hector Neris, Scott Kingery
Minor League Good Phil of the Week: Kyle Glogoski
In his start against the Hagerstown Suns this week, Glogoski gave up no runs on just two hits and walked none in five innings while striking out six. His season ERA is 0.76 over 23.2 innings pitched and he sports a 3-1 record. Despite Lakewood getting a 3-0 victory over Hagerstown, Glogoski received a no-decision as the BlueClaws didn’t score until the sixth.
Other Minor League Good Phils getting votes:
Grant Dyer, Darick Hall