Phillies now must buck the odds to make the playoffs

For a second straight August, it all feels like it's falling apart for a Philadelphia Phillies season that once appeared destined to end in October. The Phillies lost to the San Francisco Giants by a 3-1 score on Saturday afternoon. It was the club's fourth defeat in five games, their sixth in the last nine. … Continue reading Phillies now must buck the odds to make the playoffs

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With nine weeks to go, Phillies remain in Wildcard contention

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'tY1L5YCtSex-8NG7rt1bsQ',sig:'h9Khjea5IOAcWV9JLS--m0zI4v5mBHWqXpW-BhQUPTc=',w:'594px',h:'412px',items:'1038885824',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })});//embed-cdn.gettyimages.com/widgets.jsGabe Kapler's team is a clear Wildcard contender - for nowOne week ago, I began a countdown as the Phillies attempt to push for a 2019 playoff berth, their first in eight years. That countdown began at ’10’, as in there were just ten weeks remaining in the regular … Continue reading With nine weeks to go, Phillies remain in Wildcard contention

This week could mark a last stand for Phillies 2018 postseason chances

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'I5x4BNTLST5rhxEdtxJpuQ',sig:'XK51DzhJAc42BjX4RHQKEJ7XvSIzjUL_qNNbZ-KVbUA=',w:'594px',h:'412px',items:'1029857576',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })});//embed-cdn.gettyimages.com/widgets.jsKapler's Phillies host the Nationals and Cubs in pivotal homestandThis has easily been the most interesting summer of baseball in Philadelphia in the last five years. Not since a too-little, too-late charge at the second NL Wildcard slot in September of 2012 have the Phillies provided fans with this level of … Continue reading This week could mark a last stand for Phillies 2018 postseason chances

Why the Diamondbacks / Rockies will win the NL Wildcard game

NL West rivals will meet in the NL Wildcard GameThe New York Yankees defeated the Minnesota Twins by an 8-4 final score in Tuesday night's AL Wildcard Game.I called it 7-4, Yankees, in yesterday's AL Wildcard preview and prediction piece. Now it's time to take a look at the National League matchup.Wednesday night will find … Continue reading Why the Diamondbacks / Rockies will win the NL Wildcard game

Why the Yankees / Twins will win the AL Wildcard Game

Twins visit the Yankees for the 2017 AL Wildcard GameOn Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, the New York Yankees will host the Minnesota Twins in the American League Wildcard Game.The Yanks are skippered by Joe Girardi, who has never experienced a losing season in his 10 years at the helm.Girardi has accumulated … Continue reading Why the Yankees / Twins will win the AL Wildcard Game