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The Phillies are a 15-10. Their .600 winning percentage is tied with the Pirates for the fifth best in baseball, fourth best in the National League. But for a couple blown saves at the beginning of the season, they would have the best record in the National League.
They have a six-game winning streak after sweeping the Nationals and Indians. They have won 9 of their last 10 games, which included a 5-1 road trip.
The Phillies have been getting good starting pitching, good relief pitching, adequate defense, and timely hitting.
I think I’ll shelve my negative stats and just leave it at that. I’ll just enjoy and appreciate the good things that have happened to the Phillies this past week.
Prior Week’s Transactions: Well, just the one. The organization had a busy week and I reported the transactions as they occurred.
- The Phillies activated Michael Mariot and sent him to Clearwater on rehab assignment. He pitched Friday night. I wrote about his appearance in the Clearwater piece that night. The report disappeared from the site. I haven’t figured out what happened, but here’s a brief synopsis of Mariot’s night.
- Mariot’s line – 1.1 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 1 HR (GS).
- Mariot gave up a run in his first inning – a lead off double, fly out, RBI-single, and double play.
- Marior got a ground ball out to start the sixth inning. That was followed by a walk, single, RBI-single, bases-loading single, and home run.
- His FB was 92-95, t96 mph.
- He threw 42 pitches, 25 strikes.
- He threw 26 FB, 3 CB, 11 mid 80s (83-87), and 2 that didn’t register on the gun.
- Five of the six hits including the HR came off FB.
- He induced 6 swings-and-misses, 4 were FB, 2 were on pitches at 84 and 85 mph.
- Ray Burris was in uniform and in the dugout. I assume for Mariot.