Skip to main content

RoLo!



Welcome to Philadelphia, RoLo! Rodrigo Lopez the newest Phillies starting pitcher threw 6 1/3 solid innings, allowing just 2 earned runs and 1 walk while striking out 4 to earn the win against the Metropolitans. Pitching with an early lead surely made a return to the Majors easier for Rodrigo. Amanda at PhilliesNation has more.

Adios, Jack Trashcan! That guy with the hot wife was designated for assignment on Friday to make room for RoLo. Taschner's 5.20 ERA left him struggling to see game action. He had been used sparingly in recent weeks. Todd Zolecki has all the details of what may become of Taschner and his $835,000 contract.

Colbert Hamels has some nicknames. The best known one is obviously Cole. Another is Hollywood, after his shining performance in the 2008 post season which led to a huge media tour for a majority of the offseason. Teammates have even begun calling him Pert Plus, as a joke refering to his lovely locks of hair. Pert Plus, the shampoo company, not the pitcher, heard about the name and decided to stage a promotional gimmick where phans could enter a contest drawing for a personalized Phillies #35 "Pert Plus" jersey. Hot stuff.

Rumors of the annual Phillies July pitching acquisition are popping up. MLB Network and SI's Jon Heyman reported Friday evening that the Phillies have interest in former Trenton Thunder pitcher and current Yankee Chien-Ming Wang. Dave Murphy had comments from GM Ruben Amaro on available free agents like Paul Byrd and Pedro Martinez.

Enjoy your Independence Day. Worthy of noting...the only Baseball Hall of Famer born on July 4th is Mickey Welch (1859).

BallHype: hype it up!

Comments

GM-Carson said…
Love the nickname!
Jay Floyd said…
When RoLo's in the zone...just call CBP Candy Land!
Amanda said…
Thanks for the plug, and sweet nickname for Rodrigo. Happy 4th!

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