The Phillies lost a “must” game to the Yankees, 7-2. Now, even if they win out, they need help from the Blue Jays to win or force a tie for the division.
Elniery Garcia started and battled with less than his best stuff. The Yankee batters were able to sit on his fast ball and make solid contact in a lot of their at bats. Even so, he kept the Phillies in the game and certianly deserved better defense than that played behind him today. My line for Garcia was 4.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K. However, I am not the official scorer and his actual line was – Continue reading GCL Phillies Drop 2 Games Back With 3 to Play; August 25, 2014
August 31 marks the end of the biggest period of waiver trades, as any club looking for help that could be with them through the postseason needs to add that player to their active roster by August 31. There are a couple Phillies who have not cleared waivers, namely Hamels and Byrd, (I think that’s it), but pretty much every other healthy veteran is likely available for the right payoff. I wouldn’t count on much happening, though. Hopefully Bastardo finds a new home, and maybe Burnett, but probably not, IMO. Who else are you thinking might be moved?
Miguel Nunez Faced the Brevard County Manatees Sunday afternoon and pitched one heck of a game. He threw a season high 8 innings, and 67% strikes before leaving with a 2-1 lead. The bullpen failed to hold on and a ninth inning rally fell short as the Threshers dropped a heart breaker 5-4.
Nunez got offensive support on solo home runs by J.P. Crawford and Art Charles. Crawford came through again in the ninth but it wasn’t enough. Continue reading Nunez Pitching Gem Wasted; August 24, 2014