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Phils in Five: Episode 47 – Taking Care of Business

Posted By: on July 5, 2022

It’s good to be back after a long holiday weekend and while the Phillies oddly had the 4th off this year, they took care of business this weekend and the Bank, winning 2 of 3 in a critical series against the wild card contending Cardinals. Wins on Friday and Sunday will let us overlook the one that got away on Saturday — the 11,150th in team history — so lets Ring the Bell for a successful series.

In this Episode:

  • Weekend recap
  • Christopher Sanchez steps in
  • Finishing strong in the first half

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Phils In Five: Episode 46 – June Boom.. Over too Soon?

Posted By: on July 1, 2022

The Phillies closed out June in a big way, blasting five homers on their way to a 14-4 route of the defending Champion Atlanta Braves. The Phillies ended up dropping the series two games to one but salvaged a win on getaway day to wrap up a 19-8 June. Ring the Bell!

In this Episode:

  • Shaking off an early miscue
  • Darick Hall, gimme two
  • St. Louis up next

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Phils in Five: Epsiode 45 – Braves Beat Bellati on Bad Breaker

Posted By: on June 29, 2022

Tuesday is just not our day: the Phillies have lost three straight and seven of their last eight games played on Tuesday. Kyle Schwarber blasted his 22nd homer tie the game late but the Phillies bullpen could not hold and the team fell 5-3 to the Braves, ceding a winnable to their division rivals.

In this Episode:

  • Game recap
  • Surgery for Bryce
  • The outfield outside of Kyle
  • Prospects to deal?

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Phils in Five: Episode 44 – You Need Some Bryce for that Thumb?

Posted By: on June 27, 2022

In the words of Phillies radio broadcaster Michael Bourn: OH SH* T! A Blake Snell fastball sent shockwaves through Phillies nation long after many of us on the east coast had gone to bed on Saturday. A high inside fastball caught Bryce Harper on the hand, fracturing his left thumb and sending the reigning NL MVP to the injured list indefinitely. The Phillies did manage to win three of four to close a solid 7-4 road trip, but this was a tough one to swallow.

In this Episode:

  • Bullpen stars in series win
  • A Bryce-less lineup
  • Guessing on missed time

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Phils in Five: EPisode 43 – JT Joins the June Boom

Posted By: on June 24, 2022

Ranger Suárez was excellent as Kyle Schwarber continued his torrid June, slugging his 20th homer of the year–and ninth this month–to help the Phillies surge to a 6-2 series opening win Thursday evening in San Diego.

In this Episode:

  • Ranger goes deep
  • JT goes oppo
  • Weekend preview

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Phils in Five: Episode 42 – Texas Road Trounce

Posted By: on June 22, 2022

The Phillies got absolutely WALLOPED on Tuesday night, suffering a 7-0 loss and dropping their third straight game the the Texas Rangers this season as Martín Pérez continued his Cy Young caliber first half. The loss gives the Phillies 11,145 in their history and we’re not gonna sugarcoat this one… it was not good.

In this Episode:

  • Perez silences the bats again
  • Gibson is quality
  • Phils take on Jon Gray on Wednesday

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Phils in Five: Episode 41 – A Bullpen in Flux Can’t Stop the Wins

Posted By: on June 20, 2022

Sunday was a bit of a letdown with the Nationals lashing back to win the game 9-3 but not before the Phillies followed up their Thursday victory with a double-header sweep on Friday and an extra-innings win on Saturday. The Phillies won the series 4-1 and registered their fifth straight series win.

In this episode:

  • Beating the Nats
  • Shuffling the ‘pen
  • Rangers-Phillies preview

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Phils in Five: Episode 40 – Kyle the Krusher

Posted By: on June 17, 2022

The Phillies followed up Garrett Stubbs remarkable walk-off home run on getaway day versus the Marlins on Wednesday with a series opening smashing of the Nationals. Kyle Schwarber clubbed a pair of home runs as Zack Wheeler cruised to a victory to give the Phillies their 12 win in the last 14 games. Ring the Bell!

In this Episode:

  • Phillies blast Corbin
  • Schwarber crushing in June
  • Hittin’ Season!

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Phils in Five” EPisode 39 – Another Tuesday Night Special

Posted By: on June 15, 2022

After a week of respite while the Phillies played some solid baseball, the squad was back to their old Tuesday night antics, turning a would be loss into a potential win and back into a frustrating loss. The offense came to play with Rhys Hoskins following up his first career walk-off hit on Monday by matching a career best with 6 RBI but the bullpen blew a pair of leads and the Phils fell 11-9, loss 11,143 in Phillies history.

In this episode:

  • Rhys on fire
  • The Bullpen Blows it x 2
  • Back at .500 again

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Phils in Five: Episode 38 – Bonus Episode: Walkoff Edition

Posted By: on June 14, 2022

Well, we were not planning a show today but Rhys Hoskins got us all excited with his first ever walk-off hit and we just had to jump on here and ring the bell!

In this episode:

  • Nola and Alcantara deliver a duel
  • Schwarber stays hot, Rhys walks it off
  • Isn’t this fun?

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