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Please continue the discussion in the [post game thread](https://redd.it/vwzjav).


oACHILLESo

Phillies are somethin. Yeah, the joke is .500 team… but it’s truly a .500 offense this year. And by that I mean we either light up teams, or we are stone cold and have barely scraped out games. Pitching has overall been lights out compared to what we expected, so this just sucks. Can’t win ‘em all, but also can’t win it all with how we are so inconsistent


Revolutionary-Bee-98

Finger banging injuries are going to be the death of us


sufferingphilliesfan

dont know why they're so happy. they lost two games just like we did.


Phuck_Kurt_Suzuki

Kinda annoying they have back to back knocks here in garbage time


SoIdierBoy

so much for being on our “last strike”


SoIdierBoy

obviously meant to do that


Pedestrian_X-Wing

The comeback has started!


morkdee

Goldschmidt went 0-4 with three Ks, i guess that's something to take away from this game


45hope

oh god. I just realized there’s a chance we will see jetpax this year…….


beau9292

We already did a few weeks ago


45hope

yeah but everyone knew he wasn’t gonna stay up if bohm misses considerable time, there’s a chance you might have to give him starts


Kate_Western

7 games ago, we win 11 -0. In the next 6 games we've combined for 13 runs (2,5,2,1,3,1). When our offensive is hot it's hot when it's cold it's COLD


timeisapear

Rhys Hoskins is the truest representative of the Phillies for this reason


beau9292

Nice time to get a hit Nick


ClearSights

Nick is too good


PhilsForever

Garbage time Casty!


Phuck_Kurt_Suzuki

Thanks for the single in garbage time, Nick


sapphires_and_snark

I'm going to try to reframe this. We scored 7 runs in 4 road games and managed a split. Tough to complain about that result considering how bad the offense has been


Hothabanero6

Schwarb-O-Slump 2 for 19


phiEagles52

These games happen, but it’s exactly why you’ve gotta win the ones like yesterday that are there for the taking


sufferingphilliesfan

Has this team had one single multi run, late game rally this year?


Bud3131123

What a nerd.


[deleted]

Ben Davis played professional baseball like I played professional baseball. He’s the type of guy that just walks in a random place and tells people he played baseball and how good he was


Pedestrian_X-Wing

I hope Castellanos doesn't hit into a triple play when Schwarber and Hoskins get on base.


PhilsForever

*Michael Kelly, who was found on the Brawny wrapper, gives up one in the 8th.*


ChipsnShips

.... Yikes.


[deleted]

Ok lets get 42 year old albert out


[deleted]

We talkin about the phightins


tehmeat

Cardinals fan coming in peace. I hope Bohm is ok. That looked bad. Freak thing but the dude is just a gamer, out there doing whatever he can for the win and I respect that. I hope it looked worse than it was. That is all. Edit: shit I'm sorry I didn't realize this wouldn't be welcome here.


petardthegreat

I truly dont get people that dislike these posts, seems like a VERY low bar for someone to get angry lol. I think people must just turn off brain after seeing the "coming in peace" line because its copy/pasted so much. Anyway thanks for the wellwishes, and ggs


tehmeat

Yeah man Ive been on reddit a long time and I'm an old dude, I don't quite keep up with the lingo and what's out of style.


Ashamed-Principle-86

These dudes only come in here when their team wins lmao


personalbeavis

It's so insanely patronizing


RooksTarutaru

Didn’t see him coming in here showing respect for Bohm when he practically beat them himself twice


tehmeat

Can't speak for anyone else and I don't normally do this but I just respect the shit out of several of your players right now and Bohm is one of them and they keep showing the damn thing and it just looked so jacked up. I dunno just wanted to pay my respects I guess.


[deleted]

I appreciate you. Don't worry about it too much we get kinda heated in here.


PhilsForever

You seem like a decent dude, but it's pretty raw right now


tehmeat

Ok sorry. Hell you guys took two from us this series and I kinda feel lucky for the chance to tie it up. Previous series was a split too. I dunno I guess I just didnt feel like we're kicking your ass that bad that I'd be hated on arrival. We got a good competition going here, well matched for each other.


PhilsForever

Don't worry, half this subreddit hates our team, and we're on one of our best runs in years


tehmeat

Man and here I am so envious of some of your major pitching pieces not to mention your lineup which does pretty well for being without Harper. I'm blown away we got to Nola tonight but that's baseball, there's enough of it that the unexpected is gonna happen some of the time.


sufferingphilliesfan

Gotta be my least favorite kind of post. I'd rather they came and gloated


tehmeat

Sorry I'm not the gloating type. What's there to gloat about anyway, we split two series with you even and you're without Harper which for us would be like being without Goldy.


petardthegreat

sosas 3rd double this season, and dickerson+nootbaars 3rd HR of the season. Why do the goobers always learn to play against us?


trostol

Lars Nootbaar...they really gave up a HR to a guy with that..name


classicrockchick

Is it....foggy out in STL?


beau9292

They shoot fireworks after home runs


RisingEephus8

Did a quick game rewind and: 1. JT continues to get back to form at the plate 2. Vierling needs to be our everyday CF 3. Castellanos is the surest out in our lineup and if he was even an average defender that Carlson hit doesn't land and the Dickerson HR is catchable


RooksTarutaru

This team only hits solo home runs, aren’t going to win many games doing that. Now our hottest bat for average guy is hurt for who knows how long. We need to make some moves.


sufferingphilliesfan

that guy got handsy on nick


movieheads34

Does this pitcher only have sliders?


PhilsForever

No, he also has a sliding cutter, and a sliding four seam


RooksTarutaru

Damn team has been really lifeless for an important game tonight.


beau9292

Yep, here’s where the cardinals get hot and go on some insane tear the second half of the season. I fucking hate this team.


Mr_The_Stickman

Boo


sufferingphilliesfan

CUT MY LIFE INTO PIECES THIS IS MY PHILLY SPORT


PhilsForever

Ya gotta laugh


EverybodyHits

Salary / CBA experts: Does 60 day IL remove a player's salary from the rolling luxury tax number? The players come off the 40 man, but I can't find anything beyond that.


sufferingphilliesfan

we just need 4 back to back home runs and we can tie it, easy.


Pedestrian_X-Wing

5


Minuhmize

Quick, trade gibson to the cards! Still love you Kyle.


petardthegreat

safelight ad as captain carshield comes up, not cool cards


HappyGooner45

We still half a game ahead of these pesky Cards?


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DaNorris1221

Huh? We haven’t even played the Cubs, Reds, or Pirates yet and have barely started the Nats matches. Our toughest games have passed (sans Mets & Braves.)


[deleted]

Yeah, I think I overreacted there. Along with getting pissed off irrationally.


yourmartymcflyisopen

Stott just swung at a ball that was 2 inches short of being behind him.... AND HIT IT


Whyguyborgor

Batting has not been good this series but that makes sense when the players who normally have the 2 highest Batting averages on the team are both out, and now another hot player in Bohm is out too. The year we have a good enough team to make playoffs and of course we get injured to hell


realanceps

If you aren't watching the mets- Barves, you'd imagine Scherzer was pitching like Scherzer, rather than prime Kyle Kendrick 2022 Mets remain baseball's luckiest team


GentonWheels

Why does Ben get so mad when the *other* team does potentially dumb pitching changes?? Why are you crying?? It might energize the Phils!


RooksTarutaru

I miss the “Doubles”MLB the Show Card version of Nick that has 100+ power vs lefty and righty and high 90s contact.


yourmartymcflyisopen

The Car Shield commercial played. That means it's rally time!! Comeback inbound!!


[deleted]

Alright I'm calling it now, if this team can't figure out how to win tonight, and Bohm is out for more than two weeks, then the season's over. We're not going to be able to tread water long enough for our injured players to get back.


PhilsForever

Dude looked like that time Conan played old timey baseball. https://youtu.be/GS39vMhag-A


HappyGooner45

Genesis Cabrera? Fuck outta here


Pedestrian_X-Wing

I hate when the Defensive Play of the game belongs to the other team.


bmak19

Is there not one coach who says “hey nick, move like 6 inches closer to the plate bro”?


RooksTarutaru

I don’t know they’ve been tweaking his swing a lot this season and they obviously aren’t helping.


ead5104

How come it’s always a former scrub that played for us?


cdrumeler

Idk but the offense has been dead lately and the only reason this team won 2 is because of phenomenal pitching, it felt like a loss the second they took the lead.


amatom27

I imagine Vierling at 3B and Odubel in CF for the time being? Fuck, put Castellanos there at this point


Phuck_Kurt_Suzuki

They’ve scored 7 runs in 34 innings this series And what, 5 of them were from solo HRs? From 3 players? No timely hitting. No stringing together hits. No small ball. Two gems from the mound in the first 2 games are hiding the fact that the offense is very concerning right now.


RooksTarutaru

Yup spot on. Let’s not forget the miracle Knebel/Rhys/Stott pulled out of their ass too.


EverybodyHits

Ben Davis discovers math, an ongoing series


timeisapear

But Malvern prep..!


balemeout

I’ve never seen a 20 million dollar player in the first 3 months of his contract be literally unplayable. The team is better with anyone else out there


Schwarzinator96

just look at javy baez lol


balemeout

This is a very good point lol. I at least saw it coming a bit with javy


EverybodyHits

Didn't Chris Davis do this a few years ago


balemeout

Pretty close, he at least gave them the courtesy of having a good year before he became the worst player in baseball


Pedestrian_X-Wing

Silly me, feeling good going into Nola Night.


sufferingphilliesfan

fuck this game man


Phuck_Kurt_Suzuki

It’s amazing how the first 3 innings were cruising and then the game turns on a dime I credit it all to Carlson


Euphoric-Dig-2045

Down: Harper, Segura, Bohm, Efflin, Ranger. Up: Hall. Vierling should play every day. If we can get Camargo and Maton back that helps.


beau9292

Great now this stupid ass team is going to get hot and win like 70 games after the all star break


Sure-Bar-375

You have 7 runs in the series so far. And 2 wins. That’s honestly pretty fortunate.


Docphilsman

Why is nola still in this game?


realanceps

bullpen game tomorrow - want to leave some bulls in the pen


Turbulent-Hovercraft

This is the game where we revive the Cardinals season and they take the WC from us


[deleted]

Are we still in the wildcard if we lose?


SuperTruman939

Tied i believe


[deleted]

Ah, hope we get one or both wins in Toronto. Dave better be on the phone because we need some rentals.


Euphoric-Dig-2045

Behind.


[deleted]

Christ


RooksTarutaru

Sosa and CDick weren’t who I anticipated plating runs against Nola tonight


BuddyTheDog92

Casty sucks. That should have been caught.


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Stevie_Handjobs

This game isn't remotely his fault. Our offense has died. I'm going to write an obituary after the game.


OGToiletwater

its not like hes helping


Stevie_Handjobs

Nor are 8 batters in the lineup. To blame it on Nola is absurd when you can't even get 8 guys to show up to a game.


OGToiletwater

not blaming it entirely on nola but to act like its not partly on him is wrong


Stevie_Handjobs

So I guess we only win this game if Nola throws a no-run game. Got it. I'll make sure to hold that standard to our pitchers.


OGToiletwater

i literally said its not entirely on him too


OGToiletwater

he allowed 5 runs come on dude


Stevie_Handjobs

And our offense scored 1 and have looked like complete ass outside of Rhys. What's your point? This entire series our pitchers have had to bail us out. A mediocre game from Nola and it's his fault? We've scored 7 runs in 4 games when we were averaging 6 a game. We're lucky we even took two games off them.


OGToiletwater

I said multiple times its not only his fault dumbass


Stevie_Handjobs

Someone's mad. I'm reporting you to the name calling police.


JD021993

At least they can’t catch us tonight.


OGToiletwater

this is why we needed to win that “scheduled loss”


zbend1

I don’t even care if that was or wasn’t catchable, fuck nick castellanos


Hothabanero6

yeah because he threw a fucking meatball right down the middle ...


EaglesPvM

Man I loved Dickerson that season we had him. That sucks


Phuck_Kurt_Suzuki

Just an ex-Phillie batting sub .200 with 3 RBI on the day Nothing to see here


Stevie_Handjobs

Well time to go do something else. Typical offense for a Nola game.


jrd1234

Typical Nola being unhittable the first 4 innings and then 5th and later he becomes Swiss cheese


Stevie_Handjobs

Oh stop. He has been our 2nd best pitcher and never has run support. Yeah he gave up some runs but how many do we have? 1! You can't expect a guy to go out every game and keep teams to less than 3 runs. Maybe give the guy a reason to fucking care.


jrd1234

This is pretty normal for Nola though. He's elite in the first few innings and then just gets crushed after afterwards. And I also think the offense is terrible, mostly because Castellanos is a terrible hitter and should be batting 8th


sapphires_and_snark

Get 'em tomorrow


Schwarzinator96

welp we’ll take the split i guess


ttoteno

The ball is absolutely exploding tonight. If only had half a lineup that could put a decent hit on the ball.


[deleted]

But we'd have to go over the luxury tax to aquire a lineup like that! /s


Mr_The_Stickman

Fuck


FreddyMacDaddy

Unreal


Euphoric-Dig-2045

Well, that’ll about do it. This should be a sweep. Wasted opportunity.


sapphires_and_snark

It's very on brand, however, is it not?


Drikkink

I'm still not sure why Nick (batting like .250 this month and having a hit in all but 1 game before today) gets all the hate... Because he's not hitting HRs? I get it, he's not doing what we're paying him for whatsoever but you'd think he's on an 0 for 65 right now


RPast

Hitting singles and doubles every now and then is far outweighed by his horrendous defense, lack of clutch hitting, double plays, and ridiculous amount of strikeouts. He's at -0.8 WAR as of tonights game, he's below replacement level and actively hurting the team.


RooksTarutaru

He’s actually worst on the team in WAR right now right?


RPast

Yes, the other two below replacement level position players are Moniak at -0.6 WAR and Stott at -0.3 WAR.


RooksTarutaru

Damn. Seriously pathetic.


RooksTarutaru

Whole offense is bad right now he’s just an easy scapegoat. We were lucky to win the first two this series and arguably should’ve held on yesterday. This offense has been putrid every game though


zbend1

He looks like a minor leaguer at the plate and on the field he looks like a high schooler.


bigdaddygamestudio

250 with no power and no on base is hot garbage


Schwarzinator96

because he has a career .800+ ops and is currently sitting at .675 basically just not playing up to his salary


OGToiletwater

He sucks


sapphires_and_snark

He's useless if he's not hitting for power


jrd1234

He has 0 power when he manages to get hits.


Drikkink

Which is beyond unusual for him. I don't know what's wrong with him and he's not playing well, but every single person in our middle infield platoon isn't either. Nick is playing bad but the way people talk, you'd think he hasn't had a hit since Vietnam.


Dakota360ci

CRAWLING IN MY SKINNNNNNNN


KoBxElucidator

Alright who's gonna jump off the Ben Franklin bridge to get Nick going when they read the obituary?


Kate_Western

Nick is so slow


DaNorris1221

🎵🎶When’s that deadline? I need to know. I’ll get some hot hot OF, and starting pitchers. Cause trade deadline is coming, the 1st or 2nd of August.🎶🎵


Euphoric-Dig-2045

Who ever has Robs number can you PLEASE text him and tell him to either bench Nick or move him to 8th in the lineup?


wiivile

how many times have i heard 'would be a good time for didi's first hr'


Pedestrian_X-Wing

An awful lot. :)


sapphires_and_snark

At least Didi is gone in 3 months


Drikkink

I blinked and we had 2 outs again.


timeisapear

Major brand potato chip rankings: 1) Herrs 2) Utz 3) Lays


ttoteno

Cape Cod salt and vinegar. Top tier.


timeisapear

Mama Zuma’s Habanero are 🔥


ttoteno

Gotta look for them. Never had those before. The hotter the better for me!


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Cape cod is too crunchy, and too many of their chips are folded over. And they don't put enough vinegar. Herr's is the undisputed goat of salt and vinegar.


ac4897

Nah Utz S&V hit different tho


ttoteno

I prefer kettle cooked for that hard crunch.


[deleted]

You must belong to one of the older generations. Gen Z likes their chips soft, fluffy, and strong enough to numb their taste buds for the next three days.


EverybodyHits

No cap


beau9292

Games like this are why the win/loss stat is fucking useless for pitchers.


thaboognish

This game is boring as shit. Fucking groundout-fest.


HappyGooner45

Lmfao


Weird_Narwhal_2192

Mikolas going for the west coast rapper/midwestern state trooper look with the gold chain and the spectacular moustache


Euphoric-Dig-2045

He reminds me of the police from Reno 911


Stevie_Handjobs

Nick needs to not be batting 3rd. He's fucking killing the top of the order.


Pedestrian_X-Wing

This would be a great time for Didi to hit his first home run of the season.


Euphoric-Dig-2045

There you are!!


HappyGooner45

Castellanos is so fucking frustrating.


inthedrink

THATS MY ALL STAR CATCHER!!


Kate_Western

If we had schwarber bat for the entire lineup what do we think the final score would be


Euphoric-Dig-2045

76- whatever the other team scores.


Euphoric-Dig-2045

Nick is straight garbage right now. We’re almost 90 games in and he still struggles. Move him down in the lineup for fuck sakes.


RooksTarutaru

This is what happens when one guy is 95% of your offense for a month and he finally cools off a little


OGToiletwater

this offense is so bad


bigdaddygamestudio

Is Castellanos ever going to get hot? His ab's have been a mess for 2 months


timeisapear

I know he really should do more crunches


bigdaddygamestudio

Well he's never on base so he's got plenty of time


GtotheHuth

doesnt bohm slide feet-first into bases? why did he decide to go head first this time


Hothabanero6

he got confused which was which


Minuhmize

Rough one NicK


patrb

is castellanos washed?