The Philadelphia Phillies (42-48, 4th NL East) split their series against the Colorado Rockies before the end of the first half of the season while the New York Mets (47-41, 2nd NL East) lost three of four games to the Nationals in the same time frame. Now the Phillies, who are still 12 games out, have the opportunity to gain some ground on the second place Mets.
The starting pitcher for the Phillies will be Jeremy Hellickson (6-6, 3.92 ERA) who’s stock has risen because his pitching has gotten better. It’s no secret that the veteran could be up for a trade if the price is right. Starting for the Mets will be Bartolo Colon who had trouble against the Nationals giving up six runs in a little over four innings.
Tickets for the series and the rest of the second half of the season are still available so be sure to grab yours and help cheer on your Philadelphia Phillies!
Phillies host Defending Champs
The Philadelphia Phillies (35-45, 4th NL East) took care of business on the road, sweeping the Arizona Diamondbacks during the week before heading back home to begin a three-game series today against the Kansas City Royals (42-36, 2nd AL Central) who won three of four games against the Cardinals.
Taking the mound for the Phillies will be Jeremy Hellickson (5-6, 4.23 ERA) who will be going up against Ian Kennedy (5-6 3.96 ERA) who was quite efficient in his last outing against the Astros, striking out 11 while giving up only three hits.
Tickets for the entire series are still available so be sure get yours today and help cheer on your Philadelphia Phillies!
The Phillies 2012 first round draft pick, Zach Eflin, got his first start last night and it was a night he would rather forget as the Blue Jays. Eflin pitched just 2.2 innings but gave up nine hits and nine runs.
“You’ve got to forget about it,” Eflin said of his first ML start. “Obviously, I’ll remember it for the rest of my life, but from a pitching standpoint, I’ve got to bounce back. I’ve got to throw quality strikes and get ahead of the hitters.”
The Phillies have no time to dwell as they prepare for game three tonight at 6:05 at Citizens Bank Park as Jeremy Hellickson takes the mound for the good guys and Marco Estrada for the Jays.
Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets for tonight’s and tomorrow’s game are still available so be sure to get yours now and help cheer on your Philadelphia Phillies!
Even though the Philadelphia Phillies lost 99 games last season, and while the team made a number of moves, some of them controversial such as the Ken Giles trade, but pundits don’t seem to think it will make much of a difference in 2016 as the team lacks depth.
The predicted rotation looks to be:
RHP Aaron Nola
RHP Jeremy Hellickson
RHP Charlie Morton
RHP Jerad Eickhoff
RHP Vincent Velasquez
There are still a handful of Spring Training games including the Astros, the Orioles and the Reds. Get your tickets today and help cheer on your Philadelphia Phillies!