Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Phillies Winning Series

Let's be honest, the Phillies have been the laughingstock of baseball all season.  They hadn't won consecutive series since late April, before they finished up the Cardinals this weekend after taking 2 outta 3 from the Mariners last week.  Then last night they beat the Nationals to secure their 3rd straight series win.  Don't get too giddy, the Phils record is still a bad one (60-72) and are nowhere close to Wild Card contention.  However, watching/following winning baseball is fun, so I'll take it.

*Tyler Viza, Lakewood BlueClaws pitcher, has an unsightly 3-17 record this season to go along with ghastly ERA/WHIP combo of 5.29/1.56.


Bob D said...

A good showing at the end of the season could help for next year with confidence, etc. They are still one of the bottom 10 teams which only matters for draft pick and if they decide to sign a top free agent they don't lose their 1st round pick.

Hopefully they will promote Franco and MAGonzalez to at the very least make a few appearances and get some experience

Beer-a-Thon said...

Franco was horrible for the first 3 months of the season in Lehigh, but he's been on fire since. A little exposure to end the season could be useful moving forward.

MAGonzalez is getting the call up for sure.

Beer-a-Thon said...

Crazy to think KK might notch his 71st career win tonight. Good for him.

Beer-a-Thon said...

Phils completed the Hernandez deal, getting Victor Arano. Along with Jesmuel Valentin landed 2 of the Dodgers top 20 prospects. I hate to say it, but well done Amaro.