The Phillies lost an important double header on Sunday. But, they aren’t out of the playoff race. In fact, ESPN gives them an 84.6% chance of making the playoffs. They give the Marlins a 70.4% chance. I guess that’s because the Marlins only have one more game against the Phillies.
Until this weekend, the Phillies had avoided the injuries that plagued other teams. That all changed when Zach Wheeler had his start pushed back indefinitely with a finger injury, Rhys Hoskins injured his arm playing defense, JT Realmuto tweaked his hip running to first base, and Spencer Howard went on the IL with a shoulder injury.
We did get to see Ale Bohm bat clean up in Sunday’s line ups. He went a combined 2-5 with 2 runs scored (the only runs scored) , a HR, RBI, BB, and 3 K.
In the past week, the Phillies closed out their 4-game series with a win over the Mets on Monday, split a double header with the Red Sox on Tuesday, and after an off day on Wednesday dropped 4 of the first 6 games in a 7-game series against the Marlins.
The Phillies are 23-22 .511 and are in third place in the division a half game behind the Marlins and a guaranteed playoff spot. They are 4.0 games behind the Braves, They are currently the seventh seed a full game ahead of the 23-24 Giants (2 games in the loss column) , and 2.5 games ahead of the Rockies and Brewers.
The Phillies have 15 games remaining on the next 14 days including 2 double headers and one off day. They complete their 7-game series against the Marlins on Monday, return home for a 3-game set vs the Mets, and a 4-game series with the Blue Jays (double header on Friday, one a make-up of a road game).
The Phillies close out their season on the road with 4 games against the Nationals including their final scheduled double header and 3 games in Tampa against the Rays after an off day on Thursday.
I appreciate how you guys self-policed the troll -like comments last week. I didn’t see them until Sunday morning and my first reaction was to block the person. I checked his comments, he has only made about 2 dozen over the past couple years. But recently has picked up in frequency. He has all the characteristics of a troll. He’s on thin ice.
I know it was meant as a joke, but I did not block rocco. I hope he’s okay. He likes the horses. Aren’t there some big races coming up?
FYI, I routinely clear the “blocked” file around Christmas time. The only people who remain permanently blocked are the guy who was happy my wife had cancer and a one-time troll with fake account information.
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- August 31, 2020 – Trade Deadline
- September 15, 2020 – Deadline for players to be added to Major League roster for postseason eligibility
- September 28-October 1, 2020 – Minor League Baseball Innovators Summit, Winston-Salem, NC
- September 30, 2020 – Expiration of the Professional Baseball Agreement between MLB and MiLB
- October 15, 2020, 5:00 PM EDT – Close of the 2019 international signing period
- October TBA – Trading resumes, day after the World Series ends
- October – November TBA, five days after the conclusion of the World Series – Deadline for teams to make qualifying offers to their eligible former players who became free agents
- November TBA, fifteen days after the conclusion of the World Series – Deadline for free agents to accept qualifying offers
- November TBA – GM Meetings (Nov. 11-14, Scottsdale, AZ in 2019)
- November TBA – Owners meetings (Nov. 19-21, Arlington, TX in 2019)
- November 20, 2020 – Rosters set for Rule 5 Draft
- November TBA – MLBPA executive board meeting (Nov. 26-29 in Irving, TX in 2018)
- December 2, 2019 – Last day for teams to offer 2021 contracts to unsigned players on their 40-man rosters
- December 6-10, 2020 – Winter Meetings in Dallas, Texas, at the Omni Dallas Hotel and Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, held in conjunction with the Baseball Trade Show and PBEO Job Fair.
- December 10, 2020 – Rule 5 Draft
- January TBA – Rookie Career Development Program
- January 15, 2021, 9:00 AM EST – Start of the 2020 international signing period
The rosters and lists are up to date as of September 6th … 345 players in the org
9/14/2020 – Phillies optioned RHP Ramon Rosso to Alternate Training Site
9/13/2020 – Phillies recalled RHP Ramon Rosso from Alternate Training Site
9/13/2020 – Phillies recalled RHP Connor Brogdon from Alternate Training Site
9/13/2020 – Phillies selected the contract of C Rafael Marchan from Alternate Training Site
9/13/2020 – Phillies sent 1B Neil Walker outright to Alternate Training Site
9/13/2020 – Phillies optioned RHP Connor Brogdon to Alternate Training Site
9/13/2020 – Phillies invited non-roster 1B Neil Walker to spring training
9/13/2020 – Phillies placed RHP Spencer Howard on the 10-day IL, shoulder stiffness
9/13/2020 – Phillies transferred LHP Jose Alvarez from the 10-day IL to the 60-day IL
9/12/2020 – Phillies optioned RHP Ramon Rosso to Alternate Training Site
9/11/2020 – Phillies activated LHP Adam Morgan from the 10-day injured list
9/11/2020 – Phillies recalled Ramon Rosso from Alternate Training Site
9/11/2020 – Phillies selected the contract of 2B Ronald Torreyes from Alternate Training Site
9/11/2020 – Phillies optioned RHP Connor Brogdon to Alternate Training Site
9/11/2020 – Phillies designated Neil Walker for assignment
9/09/2020 – Phillies optioned LHP Garrett Cleavinger to Alternate Training Site
9/08/2020 – Phillies recalled LHP Garrett Cleavinger from Alternate Training Site
9/07/2020 – Phillies recalled Connor Brogdon from Alternate Training Site
9/07/2020 – Phillies optioned RHP Mauricio Llovera to Alternate Training Site
9/06/2020 – Phillies placed CF Roman Quinn on the 7-day IL, concussion
9/06/2020 – Phillies recalled RHP Mauricio Llovera from Alternate Training Site
9/06/2020 – Phillies recalled RF Kyle Garlick from Alternate Training Site
9/06/2020 – Phillies invited non-roster C Henri Lartigue to spring training
9/06/2020 – Phillies placed RF Jay Bruce on the 10-day IL, left quad strain
9/06/2020 – Phillies invited non-roster 3B Luke Williams to spring training
9/06/2020 – Phillies invited non-roster LHP Jeff Singer to spring training
9/03/2020 – Phillies sent Reggie McClain outright to Alternate Training Site
9/03/2020 – Red Sox claimed C Deivy Grullon off waivers from Phillies
9/01/2020 – Phillies placed LHP Adam Morgan on the 10-day IL
9/01/2020 – Phillies activated RHP David Phelps
8/31/2020 – Phillies placed 3B Scott Kingery on the 10-day IL,back spasms