Sunday, April 14, 2019

The Miami series says a little about this team

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JT Realmuto makes his return to his former team's city: Miami


How long will the Phillies believe in Zach Eflin? He's up, and down but rarely is he consistently very good. Pitching will be the undoing of this team and so far that is proving true. An upgrade to the pitching staff was really needed in the off season. Granted, Eflin has started out very good this year with a 2-0 record, but how much of that is because of the offense?

Standard Pitching
Year Age W L W-L% ERA GS IP HR SO
20162235.3755.541163.11231
20172315.1676.161164.11635
201824118.5794.3624128.016123
20192521.6673.94316.0418
4 Yr4 Yr1719.4725.0449271.248207
162 162 1213.4725.0434189 33144
Generated 4/14/2019.

Looking at Zach's record, he was 11-8 last year with a 4.36 ERA. Last night he gave up 10 H and 6 ER to get the loss- his first of the season. Eflin is signed through the 2019 season, with his $590,000 salary, so based upon that, what can we really expect from him? A pitcher like him will be able to make about $3-4 million a year after his contract is over, and he's a pitcher who isn't all that dominating.

The Phils look like a dominating team at times, then other times, they look very much like an above average team. What do we have here this year? It's mid-April and we've seen a very good start to the year, then the team cooled off fast.

Teams like the Marlins should be handled by the Phillies, but they are not. That is the mark of a really good team. You're faced with an opponent that isn't evenly matched up with your team, and you go in there and show them why. The Phillies really haven't been doing that. They play really well at times, then not so well.


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We've seen our old catcher in this series, Jorge Alfaro, here is what Jorge has done so far in his career:

Standard Batting
Year Age Tm G PA AB R H HR RBI BA OBP OPS
201825PHI10837734435901037.262.324.731
201623PHI617160200.125.176.301
201724PHI291141071234514.318.360.874
201926MIA12413851236.316.366.918
4 Yr4 Yr4 Yr155549505521381857.273.330.761
162 162 162 162574528541441960.273.330.761
PHI PHI PHI 143508467471261551.270.327.749
MIA MIA MIA 12413851236.316.366.918
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 4/14/2019.




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