If you’re unsure what happened in Philadelphia this weekend, here’s the takeaway: Anthropologists of the future will judge us.
The best pitching performance of the season so far, as told in the best dozen or so pitches thrown.
The Juan Nicasio bubble popped, for one day at least. Meanwhile, Noah Syndergaard keeps getting better, and the Red Sox blow another lead.
Can the season’s schedulemakers make a schedule with fewer rainouts?
There’s the obvious, the non-obvious, and the ominous.
I mean, there have been two of them, so there you go. Meanwhile, David Price and Craig Kimbrel couldn’t get it done, and Taylor Jungmann really couldn’t get it done,
The Cubs hold their breath to see how Kyle Schwarber is, while Al Pujols adds a walk-off to his career and the Phillies’ bullpen has already blown two late, and it’s still early.
On the persistent and insidious tough luck that Cole Hamels has pitched under.
No matter how good life seems to be going, there’s always Dom Brown there to remind me.
A closer battle in Philadelphia, urination in Queens, and another year of Ricky Nolasco clogging up your Probable Starters options.
Young & Exciting Vincent Velasquez and Aaron Sanchez win rotation spots, while Brian Duensing wins more time with his family.
Does Davey Lopes bring a magic stopwatch with him to Washington?
No, really: The Phillies have a future. It just starts… sometime in the future.
Also: Ruben Amaro Jr. reveals that he doesn’t understand analytics *or* ruses.
Or, at least, it allows the possibility.
On the decisions that lead to Logan Morrison being the fastest man on a bench.