The Phillies, who slipped into the final National League Wildcard postseason berth during the closing days of the regular season, have run though a trio of series as underdogs to capture the eighth NL pennant in franchise history.
Should either the Mariners or Phillies play poorly over these final three weeks and end up once again missing postseason play it will be considered a major collapse.
Phillies GM Matt Klentak is under increasing pressure after misreading the talent and depth levels of a bullpen that has repeatedly failed in 2020.
Joe Rago at The Bell makes his suggestions to Phillies manager Joe Girardi as to a 2020 starting lineup, and provides a few roster and pitching options.
Assuming the 2020 Major League Baseball regular season does start at some point, Joe Girardi has already stated that Hector Neris will begin the season as his closer. How comfortable do Phillies fans feel about that? Well, there were times a few years ago when Neris would come into games and, more often than not, … Continue reading Hector Neris is still the Phillies closer – for now