Kind of a disappointing series in Atlanta, no? Having a ton of momentum coming off a 12-2 thrashing of the Braves on Friday night, the repeated implosion of the bullpen on Saturday night seemed to sap all of the energy out of the team for Sunday’s game. A pitcher like Huascar Ynoa was exactly the kind of guy to really screw with the Phillies’ hitters with his fastball/slider combination, but they just looked kind of listless all night.
Oh well, no matter. On to Washington after the off day today.
On to the links.
- In case you were wondering, Hector Neris is still the closer of this team according to Joe Girardi. When Archie Bradley comes back, we’ll see.
- Rhys Hoskins was dropped to seventh in the batting order Sunday night, the first time he’s batted that low as a starter since his rookie season.
- Mark Appel was back in action for the Phillies, his first action in quite a while for any team.
- Here’s a good article about a Phillies prospect who has the term “crafty lefty” applied to his game.
- With the centerfield situation still fluid, the team is hoping that some adjustments and repetition is what gets Odubel Herrera going.
- As we continue on into May, here is one good thing and one bad thing about each team in the majors so far.
- The Mets won their fifth straight game yesterday, but are sending Jacob deGrom to get an MRI on his right side.
- Speaking of the Mets, they haven’t had anything going on with extension talks with anyone on the team, including pending free agent Michael Conforto.
- Continuing in the East, the Braves are adding a familiar face to their bullpen.