• December 2, 2021

Notes From The Phillies’ 8-1 Win Over Miami

The Philadelphia Phillies won their second straight game on Wednesday night, taking down the Marlins 8-1. Their record improves to 56-89.

On The Mound

  • Aaron Nola shined in his latest start, going seven innings and allowing just one run on four hits while striking out 11.
  • Adam Morgan pitched a scoreless eighth.
  • Victor Arano mopped up in the ninth.

At The Plate

  • The offense put up eight runs on 13 hits.
  • Odubel Herrera hit out of the leadoff spot again, going 2-5 with a double and a two-run homer.
  • Freddy Galvis went 3-5 with a double.
  • Rhys Hoskins hit another homer, going 2-2 with a two-run shot and a walk.
  • Nick Williams went 2-3, driving in a run.
  • Aaron Altherr went 1-4 with a double.
  • Maikel Franco went 1-4 with a single.
  • Cameron Rupp went 0-4 with three strikeouts.
  • J.P. Crawford started again at second, going 1-4.

Final Thoughts

Rhys Hoskins continues to blow people away. What really makes him special is that he’s a tough out with every at-bat. He’ll work a pitch count, he’ll get himself on base with a walk.

He’s easily getting past the 20 home run mark before the year is over. He may even push for 25.

Denny Basens

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  • Nola’s win/loss record gets above .500 ( 11-10 )
    Last night’s lineup will probably be the opening lineup in 2018. The only exceptions might be the 7th & 8th spot. ( Rupp & Crawford ) Alfaro & Hernandez will compete for starting job.

    • I think Hernandez is trade bait – guy is a 295 hitter with speed….

      • You may be on to something HAC with Scott Kingery and JP Crawford in the pipeline. Entry level contracts are easy to trade too. I wouldn’t trade Hernandez until after spring training, keep him as injury insurance for Galvis and Crawford even Franco.

        • I don’t know that you have the luxury, given a 40 man roster to keep insurance policies in baseball- I think if you can get something for a player you wish to replace then you do it.
          Their bull pen has actually shaped up this year, they have a starting caliber OF and IF– I think they have to look to add a starter. I also worry about Alfaro defensively–
          Back to the OF – Herrara, Altherr and Williams make up a speedy OF that all seem to hit about 280-290 with good power– formidable

          • do you know the rules concerning free agents and draft pick compensation for the signings? I would like them to sign a couple starting pitchers but not at the loss of their first round draft pick. They might be able to get themselves a blue chipper like Alex Rodriquez or Bryce Harper with the first overall. They desperately need LH starting pitching.

            • Vaguely… sign a FA and give up a first rounder UNLESS it’s a top 10…. I think that’s the basics. So if I understand it correctly they can get a FA and not give up a pick till round 2 because they will have a top pick… there may be more intricacies but that’s my understanding

  • Phils up 7-0… Hoskins another dinger.
    Galvis a dinger, Alfaro a dinger… I see no way on earth that Galvis isn’t your shortstop… gold glove, leader, 258 with some power. This offensive club may end up being the best phils club ever… actually Franco may be figuring it out. If your not watching… you should be.
    What they are doing now with a young nucleus is what the sixers and Hinkyites have wet dreams about….

    • Pretty Awesome. Nicky dubs and Hoskins nice 3/4 hitters!

      Do we know win loss rec when Hoskins starts? And how many runs we ave per game when he starts?

      This is crazy

      • I have not seen those #’s but they are scoring runs. Herrera is about the best hitter in baseball since July 1 or something. They are getting some sneaky good pitching.
        They played this 100% correct.. they let nick Rysw Jorge stew in the minors till they were ready … will have the one or two pick…. yet will build a winning culture

  • I thought Dylan Cozins was the MLB prospect not Hoskins in double A last year. They both had similar numbers but I thought Cozins was the talent and Hoskins was the tag a long who would fizzle out in triple A.

    • Cozens & Hoskins were neck n neck all last year in dingers… your post prompted me to check out cozens, thinking we may have another masher on the horizon BUT what I found was in his last 10 games he has had 34 ABs and 20 strikeouts. BRUTAL

      • Being an INCURABLE Phillies fan I’ve actually watched A LOT of games this year even before Hoskins- but I can tell you he may end up being a special talent- his approach at the plate is old school, mickey mantle type- the dude has 10 HR with a 2 strike count– hell the rest of the team may not have that many- I think we definitely have our cornerstone player we can build around- get him over to first base so he isn’t running and risking a silly injury- the other 3 IF spots have 5 candidates- trades are in the wind i’d think

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