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: Aaron Nola
Unlike last week, there were plenty of nominees at the Major League level this week. Nola gets the win, though, because of how good he was and how necessary his series-sweeping win over the Mets was. While Nola didn’t actually get the win in the game (that honor went to JD Hammer), he deserves immense credit for his effort. In 7.0 innings he gave up no runs on one hit and one walk while striking out ten.
In Nola’s last two starts he’s thrown 15 innings and collected 20 strikeouts while giving up just one earned run on seven hits. With the rest of the rotation falling apart, the Phillies desperately needed this version of Aaron Nola to finally show up to the 2019 season.
What TGP Says:
Justin Klugh: 20 K’s in two starts! Is Nola.. back? Man I don’t know and neither does he. But he looked good going deep into games and now that the Mets series is over and the Phillies are playing actual ball clubs again, we will hopefully see a fully weaponized ace go to work. Finally.
Other Good Phils getting votes:
Maikel Franco (2), Bryce Harper, Jean Segura, Scott Kingery, Bamboo Brad
(The bamboo itself also received a vote this week)
Minor League Good Phil of the Week: Alec Bohm
If this one is a surprise to you, you must be living under a rock or something. Alec Bohm has continued to do what Alec Bohm does. In six games this week, MLB’s 38th-ranked prospect has collected six hits, two home runs and seven RBIs. He had a two-run walkoff single on Friday and followed it up with a 3-RBI effort on Saturday.
Earlier in the week, he was named to Major League Baseball’s Futures Game. He’s the organization’s only representative. The July 7th game in Cleveland will pit Bohm and the rest of the NL’s best prospects against Manager Jim Thome and assistant coach Charlie Manuel’s AL squad.
If anyone knows how to get a Bohm Futures Game jersey, let ya girl know. I’m all in on this kid.
What TGP Says:
Justin Klugh: He’s going to be on the big league roster by September.
Bryce Harper: 5/27-6/2
Jay Bruce: 6/3-6/9
Scott Kingery: 6/10-6/16
Chase Utley: 6/17-6/23
Aaron Nola: 6/24-6/30
Adam Haseley: 5/27-6/2
Kyle Glogoski: 6/3-6/9, 6/17-6/23
Damon Jones: 6/10-6/16
Alec Bohm: 6/17-6/23, 6/24-6/30