Here’s the open discussion thread for Phillies’ talk and other topics. I have instituted a separate article for draft discussion.
The Phillies are 10-3-2 after 15 games. They lead all NL teams with 89 runs scored, 37 doubles, 19 HR and 88 RBI. They are second in hits, third in triples, second with 54 BB.
They have the fifth best BA, but the third best OBP, SLG, and OPS.
However, they have struck out a second most 106 times and have 9:8 stolen base to caught stealing ratio.
Their pitchers have a league leading 3.43 ERA, 6 saves, and 123 K. They have the second lowest BA against. And third lowest WHIP. They have only allowed 10 HR. But have issued the second most walks at 50.
Their pitchers have the second best OBP, SLG, and OPS behind the Nationals in all three categories.
Defensively, they are among the league leaders with 15 errors committed. Their fielding percentage is a pedestrian .974. Their catchers have allowed 9 SB, but have 7 CS.
And in Small Sample Size world, the Phillies have 12 players with an OPS above 1.000 and 2 more over .900.
This morning in the intrasquad games:
- Charlie Morton – 4.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO, 58 pitches, 39 strikes
- Jeremy Hellickson – 4.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0, BB, 4 SO. 55 pitches, 36 strikes
- 3/10 – Zach Eflin, Jake Thompson, and Mark Appel were reassigned to the minor league camp a day after combining to throw eight , one-run innings against the Minnesota Twins.
- 3/12 – Greg Burke and Gregory Infante were reassigned to minor league camp.
- 3/14 – J.P. Crawford and Nick Williams have reassigned to minor league camp.
- 3/14 – Roman Quinn and Edubray Ramo have been optioned to Reading.
Some random observations:
Well, just a short story. I left for the Complex one day last week. I didn’t realize that my grand daughter had turned my cell phone’s ringer off. My wife tried to call and message me and I didn’t respond. She became worried and called some people I go to the Phillies’ games with. They suggested she contact the police. Since I never go missing and since my father started wandering off as he got older, my wife called the police to see if I had been in an accident. Their exchange went something like this:
Wife: Can you check to see if Jim has been in an accident?
Woman PO: No accidents where a person couldn’t make or take a call.
Wife: Can you check local hospital admissions?
Woman PO: No admissions from accidents, and no one named Jim has been arrested.
Wife: I don’t know what could have happened. It’s not like Jim to be away for so long and not answer his cell.
Woman PO: Well, maybe he ran off with another woman. It happens all the time.
Wife: Hysterical laughter.
When I was told the story later that night, my first thought was, “Great, the police will only give my a 4 hour head start. Good to know.”