There is a land of mystery, where base hits and walks and extra base hits flow freely. A place where only a few teams can find with regularity while the rest of the league wanders aimlessly through a barren wilderness of infield shifts and strikeouts. The Phillies were one of those teams, moving from place to place like a nomad, picking up their belongings and placing them down in places like “14 strikeouts in a game” or “2 for 10 with runners in scoring position”. Last night, though, the Phillies stumbled onto this mysterious oasis, pounding out 17 runs against a not too bad pitcher. Whether or not they choose to stay in this miraculous place is completely up to them.
On to the links.
- Sometimes when you’re not having good luck, it pays to get pooped on.
- Bryson Stott has moved one step closer to the big leagues, moving up a level to Double-A Reading.
- Speaking of players on the farm, let’s check in with Mick Abel and get an updated scouting report.
- The Nationals, already struggling this year as it is, have to wait and hold their breath again with Stephen Strasburg.
- Jack Flaherty is headed to the injured list with what looks like a pretty bad oblique injury.
- Whatever NFT’s are, they’re getting expanded among MLB teams.
- Today is Lou Gehrig Day.