Lunch Bell: April 8, 2020

The Wednesday Lunch Bell rings with all the latest news on the Philadelphia Phillies and Major League Baseball and the broader baseball world.

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Nick Pivetta continues to struggle at back of Phillies rotation

Nick Pivetta's struggles continued on Friday nightThe Phillies crushed the host Pirates by a 17-5 score on Friday night at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The win moved the team into first place by percentage points in the National League East Division standings.It also marked the 15th victory over the club’s last 22 games. Even more recently, the Phils … Continue reading Nick Pivetta continues to struggle at back of Phillies rotation

What do the Phillies have at the back of the rotation?

Zach Eflin hopes to be long term member of Phils rotationThe Philadelphia Phillies have been experiencing a number of problems over the past two months. Since April 25, the team has struggled along with a 20-24 record.Fingers have mostly been pointed at an offense that is now 12th of the 15 National League clubs in … Continue reading What do the Phillies have at the back of the rotation?

Phillies will need another starting pitcher if they want to make playoffs

Aaron Nola has been a Phillies rotation bright spot in 2018Last Friday night, the Phillies opened a weekend series with the visiting Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park with a 7-3 victory.That win, behind the pitching of Aaron Nola, lifted the Fightin' Phils record to 17-9 in the early going of the 2018 MLB regular … Continue reading Phillies will need another starting pitcher if they want to make playoffs

Phillies may need to step back with Vince Velasquez

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Vince Velasquez described himself as “clueless” following yet another disappointing outing. The young righty took the loss as the Phils dropped a 6-3 decision to the cross-state rival Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday afternoon.Velasquez allowed five earned runs on seven hits over 5.1 innings against the Bucs. As is frequently the case, he started out … Continue reading Phillies may need to step back with Vince Velasquez