The Phillies had another solid week, finishing with a respectable 4-2 record. They started with winning the finale of their three game set against the Dodgers in LA. They capped it off by sweeping the Rockies to begin their nine game home stand.
It was a tough week for the Phillies starting pitchers. Adam Morgan was pulled from his start against the Rockies after taking a line drive to the arm. Morgan was diagnosed with an arm contusion, but is expected to make his next start.
After losing Aaron Nola to the disabled list, it was announced that Zach Eflin would be out for the rest of the season with a stress fracture in his foot.
On Friday night the Phillies inducted future Hall of Fame slugger Jim Thome to their Wall of Fame to kick-off alumni weekend. Thome gave a great speech, lavishing lots of praise on former skipper Charlie Manuel for being such a great mentor.
Tuesday the prodigal son returns. Chase Utley will be playing at Citizen’s Bank Park for the first time since the Philles traded him to the Dodgers last year. It will be strange to see “The Man” sporting Dodger blue and sitting in the visitors dugout. I’m looking forward to seeing the incredible standing ovation Chase is sure to receive during his first at bat. I hope the Phillies win tomorrow night, but I also hope Utley goes 4-4.
Let’s take a look at who was surging and who was struggling last week for the Phils.
Next: Surging Bats