You don’t want to say that the Phillies dodged a bullet yesterday....but the Phillies dodged a bullet yesterday. The offense is struggling right now and the last thing they probably needed was to face the best pitcher on the planet on his home mound. With the rainout, the Phillies were able to avoid Jacob deGrom yesterday and traveled home to await St. Louis. It’s not the worst outcome in the world since it maybe gave the team a chance to reset mentally and get ready for another homestand where they performed well to begin the season.
On to the links.
- Having Bryce Harper stand up in front of the media (in the Age of Zoom, of course) and take responsibility for the offensive struggles was refreshing to some.
- Even with the team playing poorly on the road, they’re still only one game out of first place in a division that is spinning wheels a bit.
- The centerfield issues are part of a larger problem in the organization.
- A welcome look at what was really going on with Jackie Robinson, not the toned down, shiny version MLB likes to portray.
- A deeper, more extensive look at MLB’s antitrust exemption, what with it being in the national news much more lately.
- The uptick in whiffing around the game is causing issues with some around the interwebs.
- The ball is different again, but it really isn’t putting much damper on the thing it was trying to eliminate.
- Fernando Tatis, Jr. is coming back just in time for the opening salvo to be fired in the Padres-Dodgers rivalry.