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TGP news and notes: 3/18/2021

Zack Wheeler dominated while one of his rotation-mates deals with a new injury

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Philadelphia Phillies
Zack Wheeler was both green and dominant on Wednesday
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The Phillies defeated the Tigers 2-0 on Wednesday afternoon, and the only thing that looked better than the green uniforms was Zack Wheeler who struck out four in five scoreless innings. Hector Neris and Jose Alvarado also looked good in relief, each turning in a scoreless inning with multiple strikeouts.

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Phillies news

MLB news

  • Jeff Passan of ESPN+ ($) makes a whole bunch of predictions for the 2021 season. Considering he is predicting a breakout year from former Phillie Nick Pivetta, you can feel free to take these predictions with a grain of salt.
  • Tom Verducci says that baseball’s pace of play problem is going to relegate the sport to a niche interest if dramatic action isn’t taken soon.
  • The Mets are expecting big things from free agent signee Taijuan Walker.