Big week for the Phillies. They reached .500 (9-9) with a 5-1 record for the week. They took 2 out of 3 from the Mets in NY and swept the Braves at CBP. They are in third place, ahead of both teams. They host second place Miami in a three game series starting Tuesday.
Galvis has pulled above .200 and Joseph is right at .200. But Franco and Rupp are still languishing below .200/.290/.390/.620. Saunders has improved to .259/.295/.362/.657. However, his zero HR are a little worrisome.
Altherr and Nava have stepped up during Kendrick’s absence. Hernandez is still raking, although the haters will likely focus on his 23 Ks instead of his .338/.376/.563/.939 slash, his team leading 4 HR, 18 R, 4 doubles, and 3 SB (in 4 attempts).
As a team the Phillies have improved their AVG/OBP/SLG rank in the NL to 6-5-6 with .250/.314/.416 . Their pitchers have improved to the third highest ERA and second most HR. They’re still middle of the pack in strike outs, and are close to the leaders in least walks issued.
Here’s the open discussion thread for Phillies’ talk and other topics.
Key dates remaining:
- June 12-14th – Rule 4 Draft
- July 31st – Non-waiver Trade Deadline
- December 10-14th – Winter Meetings in Orlando
- December 14th – Rule 5 Draft
Just heard some fool announcer on the Mets/Nationals game say that “every team has a #1, but not every team has an ace”. Is there any wonder that fans get confused? It wasn’t the softball player, and it wasn’t the color guy. It was the play-by-play guy. Dude should leave the baseball talk to the baseball people, and stick to calling the plays and introducing the commercials.
Ryan Howard made his AAA debut with the Gwinnett Braves this weekend. His slash is 1.000/1.000/1.000/2.000. He went 2-2 with 2 singles, an RBI, a BB, and HBP in the one game Gwinnett played after he was called up Saturday. He was the DH.
- 4/23 LHP Cole Irvin assigned to Phillies Ext. Spring Training from Clearwater Threshers.
- 4/22 LHP Ranger Suarez assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Lakewood BlueClaws
- 4/22 RHP Felix Paulino assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Williamsport Crosscutters.
- 4/22 Phillies transferred RHP Clay Buchholz from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Torn flexor tendon in right elbow.
- 4/22 Toronto Blue Jays traded 3B Ty Kelly to Philadelphia Phillies for cash.
- 4/21 LHP Joey DeNato assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Williamsport Crosscutters.
- 4/21 RHP Matt Hockenberry assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Reading Fightin Phils.
- 4/21 Phillies activated RHP Pat Neshek from the paternity list.
- 4/21 Phillies optioned RHP Ben Lively to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
- 4/20 – Seranthony Dominguez assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Clearwater Threshers.
- 4/20 – Franklyn Kilome assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Williamsport Crosscutters.4/19 – Phillies placed RHP Pat Neshek on the paternity list.
- 4/19 – Lehigh Valley IronPigs activated RHP Colton Murray from the 7-day disabled list.
- 4/19 – Phillies recalled RHP Ben Lively from Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
- 4/19 – RHP Felix Paulino assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Lakewood BlueClaws.
- 4/19 – RHP Kenny Koplove assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Williamsport Crosscutters.
- 4/18 – Phillies placed LF Howie Kendrick on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to April 16, 2017. Right abdominal strain.
- 4/18 – Phillies placed RHP Clay Buchholz on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to April 15, 2017. Torn flexor tendon in right forearm.
- 4/18 – Phillies signed free agent RHP Carlos Francisco to a minor league contract.
- 4/18 – Phillies signed free agent RHP Alexis Herrera to a minor league contract.
- 4/18 – Phillies selected the contract of RHP Mark Leiter from Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
- 4/18 – Phillies recalled RHP Zach Eflin from Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
- 4/18 – LHP Wander Perez assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Reading Fightin Phils.
- 4/18 – Lakewood BlueClaws placed RHP Trevor Bettencourt on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to April 16, 2017.
- 4/18 – LHP JoJo Romero assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Williamsport Crosscutters.
- The organization rosters are almost up to date.