Tag: Philadelphia Phillies

Sep 03

Matt Harvey: About Last Night (September 02)

Can I recycle Sunday’s post about Noah Syndergaard? It felt like the same start except this time the Mets scored enough runs that I didn’t storm around the house like a pouting child, and I saw Ruben Tejada hit an inside-the-park homerun. Tejada was an RBI machine in this game. See? I told you he …

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Sep 02

Jon Niese: About Last Night (September 01)

Do we have definitive proof that Bartolo Colon and Jon Niese (8-10) aren’t the same person? I haven’t seen them standing beside one another. Neither pitcher seems to be in the same place at the same time, quality start-wise. When Colon is throwing well, Niese goes in the tank. When Niese is throwing well, Colon …

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Sep 01

Bartolo Colon: About Last Night (August 31)

Starting a game, appearing in relief. It doesn’t matter anymore. Bartolo Colon (12-11) doesn’t allow runs. After making a one-inning relief appearance against Boston on Saturday, his first such appearance since 2011, Colon returned to start on Monday night and pitched eight scoreless innings against a Phillies team he’d shut out for seven innings in …

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Aug 28

Jon Niese: About Last Night (August 27)

While this is technically a post about Jon Niese and how he pitched last night (the title even says so), let me take a moment to say it’s really nice to see David Wright charging grounders again. Doesn’t it feel like it’s been years since we’ve seen that? Since 2013, Wright has missed 191 games …

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Aug 27

Bartolo Colon: About Last Night (August 26)

Bartolo Colon (11-11) had so much movement on his fastball last night that I swear I thought the fastball he started Cody Asche off with in the second got caught in the wind. Colon flicked it up there, and the ball danced and floated and traveled in its good time towards the right-handed batter’s box. …

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Aug 26

Noah Syndergaard: About Last Night (August 25)

Sometimes I think my eyeballs are filthy liars. All night long—all night consisting of precisely five innings of work—I thought Noah Syndergaard (8-6) pitched well. He worked inside, backing big sluggers like Ryan Howard off the plate with a 99-mph fastball, and he hit the inside black for strikes, notably to Cesar Hernandez to lead …

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Aug 25

Jacob deGrom: About Last Night (August 24)

You’re really going to make me do this? Seriously? You are a cruel, sadistic individual to make me relive last night’s Jacob deGrom start. It was a tough night. It brought back all those mean, dark thoughts about the Phillies that I’ve suppressed for so long. At one point my wife asked if I wanted …

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Apr 11

Friday Nats Lights and Gio

Everything you could possibly love about Gio Gonzalez (0-1) was on display Friday night. He cruised through six innings against the Phillies, walking two and allowing five hits via an efficient 69 pitches. He mixed up his pitches, starting the Philadelphia hitters off with a variety of pitches: fourseamers, sinkers, a few curves, and a …

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