Six Game Winnings Streak!!!
*Proof that Amaro is a liar- “Ruben called me about a week after the season and said we’re going to go in a different direction, we’re going to go younger. And then he signs Aaron Harang and Jerome Williams. So I was like, huh. That’s the way it is. Honestly I think it’s just part of the game and wanted some different faces. That’s the way it goes," said Kyle Kendrick. In Amaro's defense, both Harang and Williams have pitched better than KK to this point in 2015 and are signed cheaper.
*Minor Moves- 1) 31 year old, right-handed reliever, Chris Leroux was acquired from the Brewers. He's seen action in 6 MLB season, posting a 6.03 ERA and 1.70 WHIP in 71.2 innings. He's been even worse in Triple-A this year, with a 8.15 ERA and 1.93 WHIP spanning 17.2 innings. I know this is only a depth move, but it's a shitty one. 2) 25 year old catcher, Blake Forsythe also became part of the Phillies minor leagues this past week via Oakland. He's currently stationed in Reading, having only appeared in 1 game thus far. In 6 minor league seasons, he's a .226/.691 hitter. Once again, a depth addition.
*It's that time of year again, when Ben Revere becomes a singles hitting machine and boosts his batting average up over .300 within a couple weeks.
*I'd like to give Ryan Howard a shout-out. Instead of sulking, he's attempting to have a bounce back season, and is currently hitting .252/.795 with 7 HR and 19 RBI. Not earth shattering by any means, but perhaps good enough that a team will bite come Trade Deadline. Of course the Phillies will still have to eat a large portion of his remaining contract, but also might get something semi-useful in return.