Skip to main content

Happy 5th of May!

Here's a collection of Phillies related notes for you and all of your loved ones on this glorious drinking holiday-

Ryan Howard in St. Louis is a serious beast! In the city where he was born, Howard is 23-for-60 in his career (.383 avg.), with 7 homers and 28 RBI. Howard has played just 16 games in St. Louis. Howard's grand slam in the 5th inning of Monday night's game was the 7th of his career. That ties him for the all time Phillies franchise lead in grand slams with Mike Schmidt. Each slugger has 7.

Shane Victorino has a 13 game hitting streak. Shane has walked or hit safely in all but 3 of the Phillies' 23 games this season.

Raul Ibanez went 0-for-4 in Monday's game at St. Louis. This was just the third game in which he did not walk or hit safely this season for our Phils.

Lefty reliever Mike Zagurski continues his journey back to the major leagues. Zagurski, or Zagz if you will, completed his third scoreless appearance for double-A Reading on Monday. So far, in 3 appearances with Clearwater and 3 appearances with Reading, Mike has thrown 6 innings, striking out 3, walking only 1 and surrendering 4 hits.

Lots of national TV exposure coming up for the Phillies...Wednesday night's game at New York is on ESPN, Thursday's game in New York will by carried by MLB Network, Saturday's home game against the Braves will be on Fox, and Sunday's game with the Braves is on TBS. Remember the TBS broadcast schedule forced a game time change to 12:35pm. Also, the following Wednesday night game, at home versus the Dodgers, is slated to be shown on ESPN.

Former Phillies prospect Gio Gonzalez was promoted to the Majors by Oakland over the weekend. Potentially, he is a threat to another former Phils prospect's spot in Oakland's rotation. If Josh Outman struggles, Gonzalez could take the starting role. Outman has a 4.41 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP through 5 games (3 starts). Gonzalez's ERA at triple A Sacramento was 2.12 over 4 starts.

Here is your John Mayberry Jr. vs. Greg Golson update. The former top draft picks, who were traded for each other this past offseason, are having successful seasons thus far. Golson, who was promoted to the Major League roster by Texas on Monday, was hitting .286, with a homer, 9 RBI, 4 steals and a .738 OPS with Texas' triple A club in Oklahoma City. Golson had played in 20 games with Oklahoma City. Mayberry Jr., through 21 games at triple A Lehigh Valley, is batting .284 with 6 homers, 19 RBI, 1 steal and a .958 OPS. A call up for Mayberry Jr. may not be too far away. Especially if extra righty bat Miguel Cairo continues to be terrible for the ML Phillies, off the bench.

JC Romero, who is pitching in extended spring training games, while serving his 50 game suspension, after testing positive for banned substances, faced Alex Rodriguez in Monday's extended spring game. Romero walked A-Rod, but retired the other 3 batters he faced. Rodriguez is there rehabbing from his hip surgery.

Comments

Jay Floyd said…
You see- it's a picture of a baseball pinata with the phrase grand slam on it...because of Cinco De Mayo and Howard's slam.

Ain't that cool?!
Anonymous said…
People break pinatas on Cinco de Mayo?! I thought they just drank and vomited.

-OBC

Popular posts from this blog

This Guy Speaks For All of You

This individual, interviewed by FOX 29 on Friday as the Phillies arrived back at Citizens Bank Park, said it best. When asked how he felt regarding the Phillies, he told Steve Keeley that he was, "Stoked, baby!" The unidentified phanatic then proclaimed, "We are talking about the Fightins here, the Fightins! Said!" Check out the media player below, as the transcribed version certainly does not do this phireball of phandom justice. The Phillies forced game 6 of the National League Championship Series with a 4-2 victory over the Giants in San Francisco on Thursday night. Game 6 will feature Roy Oswalt vs. Jonathan Sanchez in a return pitching match up from game 2. First pitch is scheduled for 7:57 pm EST at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. Be sure to tune in on 97.3 ESPN's Weekend Sports Guide with Tyrone Johnson this afternoon around 1:15pm to hear me chatting about the Phillies! 97.3 is based in Atlantic City. You can listen live online HERE . _________

2022 Phillies Top Prospects Countdown: #15 Infielder Kendall Simmons

An All-Star in 2019 with the short-season Class-A Williamsport Crosscutters,  Kendall Simmons  is one of the Phillies' most promising prospects.   Simmons, an outstanding and multi-positional infielder, was the Phillies' 6th round draft pick in 2018. That year, he made his professional debut in the Rookie level Gulf Coast League, posting a .234 average with three homers and 11 RBI in 32 games. The right-handed batter tallied a .234 batting average with 12 homers, 34 RBI and five stolen bases in 51 games with Williamsport in 2019.  In the 2020-2021 off-season, Simmons played in the Australian Baseball League, making up for some of the time missed due to the cancelled 2020 season.  In 21 games with Adelaide, he notched a .172 batting average with a home run, seven RBI and three steals.  Last year, Simmons played primarily with Class A Clearwater.  With the Threshers, he recorded a .226/.321/.460 slash line in 41 games.  Listed at six-feet-two, 180 pounds, strength and athleticism

2022 Phillies Top Prospects Countdown: #14 OF Yhoswar Garcia

Righty hitting outfielder Yhoswar Garcia is a Phillies prospect on the rise. Reportedly signed in 2020 for a $2.5 million bonus, the six-foot tall 150-pounder has played state side in Florida. Debuting as a pro in Class A Clearwater last summer, Garcia notched a .229/.299/.271 slash line with 11 steals through 18 contests. Repeating the same level to open this season, Garcia has produced improved offensive numbers in the early going. Equipped with plus speed, Garcia is a threat to swipe a bag anytime he reaches base.  Through 14 games with the Threshers this season, the 20-year-old has pilfered 13 bases. Exceptionally skilled in the field, the Venezuelan is said to tout considerable range and a is as solid in centerfield as you can find at his level. Playing every day on a full-season club is just what a talented, athletic youngster with the skillset Garcia possesses will benefit most from.   Please visit  Patreon.com/PhoulBallz  in order to support my work and get access to exclusive