Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Phillies continue winning with team baseball



Odubel Herrera puts a ball into the stands as he and Rhys Hoskins carried the Phils last night



The Phils continued their excellent start to the season last night with another win (4-3 over the Nationals) and the team effort again showed up as the number 1 reason that team is really doing well so far this excellent start to April. The Phils lead the season series now against the Nats 2-1.

The team looks like it's got an injection of youth now that Bryce Harper is on the team, players are seeming to have a lot more fun on the field. Maybe it's the "Positive Vibes" hat that Bryce Harper wore the other night in a press conference?

It just seems like everything is coming together for this Phillies team and they are starting to be consistent in getting wins, in games night after night. Odubel Herrera is known to put some baseballs over the wall for HR's and he got his first last night.

Rhys Hoskins has continued his pace as being the pacesetter for this team. Getting clutch hits when needed, he smacked 2 HR last night in the win. It's starting to get really fun to watch this team again, is this the team we've been waiting for?

Finally some warmer weather crept into the area last night, it wasn't the freezing scene that we saw the other day with fans all covered up in blankets with the tricky month of April when it comes to playing baseball looks like it will give way to the warmer weather from here on out.

A marquee matchup with Aaron Nola taking on the Nat's Stephen Strasburg tonight at CBP, this should be a good test for Nola and the Phillies offense, can they continue their winning ways this evening?

From the Nats Game notes:

 The Nationals and Phillies will meet 19 times in 2019 (10 in D.C., 9 in PHI)...These clubs will meet during the first homestand and the final homestand of 2019...Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper played in 927 games for Washington from 2012-18...He was a six-time All-Star, 2015 NL MVP and 2012 NL Rookie of the Year.

Zimmerman closes in on 1,000 RBI

With 996 in hand, Ryan Zimmerman is four RBI shy of reaching the 1000 RBI mark for his career...When he does so, he will become the first Washington National to record his 1000th RBI in a Nationals uniform. • Zimmerman clubbed his first home run of the season on Wednesday, a two-run blast off Aaron Nola.

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