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Phils in Five: Episode 4 – Phils fall to .500

Posted By: on April 14, 2022

After an invigorating come-from-behind win in the series opener the Phillies dropped two straight – their 10,690 and 10,691st games in history – to fall to 3-3 on the year. To make matters worse, the poor-smelling New York Metropolitans surged to 5-2 on the year and stand alone atop the NL East.

In this episode:

  • Phils/Mets Recap
  • Around the NL East
  • Key Question – Is Jean OK?
  • Up Next: Phillie-Marlins series ppreview
  • Final Though: Let’s start winnings

Phils in Five: Episode 3 – I was saying Boo-ohm

Posted By: on April 12, 2022

Phillies win! And what a comeback it was.. The evening started with some brutal defense and three errors in the first two innings put the Phils in what looked to be an insurmountable four-run hole. Alec Bohm looked to take a huge step back in the third base competition with several early misfires, nearly getting Rhys Hoskins crushed and costing the Phillies valuable outs.

Flip the script to inning eight and it would be an Alec Bohm walk who would come around to break the Phils drought on RBI groundout from Kyle Schwarber hustling up the line. J.T. Realmuto then blasted a 109 MPH two-run homer into the left field bleachers to bring the Phillies within one.

Mets reliever Seth Lugo entered the game to try and hang on for  New York with Edwin Diaz away from the team but issued a walk to Nick Castellanos followed by back to back doubles from Hoskins and Didi Gregorious to give the Phillies a 5-4 lead. A tidy ninth by Brad Hand pushed the Phils into first place in the NL East. Alec, for at least this one night, I was saying Boo-ohm!

In this episode

  • Alec’s up and down night
  • A save for Hand
  • NL East Update
  • New position for Bohm?
  • Up Next: Wheeler’s season debut

Phils in Five: Episode 2 – A Series Win

Posted By: on April 11, 2022

It started out with a SCHWARBOMB and ended with an opening weekend series win for the Philadelphia Phillies.

In this episode:

  • Bullpen and Third Base Battle
  • Around the NL East
  • Key question – When will Bryce get it going?
  • Welcome back Phillie Phanatic!

Phils in Five Podcast: Episode 1 – Opening Day!

Posted By: on April 8, 2022

Hey friends, it’s opening day for my  beloved Fightin’ Phialdelphia Phillies and we are going to take a quick break from fantasy to talk about a new podcast effort that I am super excited to bring to you — Phils in Five. As the Phillies embark on a their quest to make it back to the post season for the first time in a decade, I’m going to give you a inside look at what it like to root for a team that has LITERALLY lost more games than any single sporting franchise in the history of mankind.

The Phils actually went out and spent some cash this year so expectations are obviously and rationally very, very, very high for this team. Will they exceed all expectations? Is it safe to park in the Citizens Bank Park lot with all those baseball’s raining down?Will they break their own record for blown saves in a season? Will I run out of beer before the end of the weekend?

All those questions and maybe even some more will be answered on new episodes coming on a somewhat daily basis. Regular schedules are cool and all, but I live with a baby so you get what you get.

Anyway, here’s the first episode give it a listen and find it (eventually) wherever you get your podcasts!

Welcome to the Phils in Five Podcast – one fans take on the losingest franchise in the history of the world – our Fightin’ Philadelphia Phillies.

In today’s inaugural episode we’ll cover

  • Offseason Recap
  • Updates from Around the NL East
  • Phillies new bullpen
  • Alec Bohm vs. Bryson Stott
  • A look at the Phillies starters for the opener
  • Phillies win total

Baseball Podcast: Trading Harper

Posted By: on May 29, 2015

Wayne Bretsky and Mark Kaplan discuss Masahiro Tanaka’s impending return, Jayson Werth’s prognosis and preview the DFS pitching slate for Friday evening. The guys lay out their top-5 bats and top-5 arms for the rest of the season and discuss why Bretsky has done the unthinkable: trading away Bryce Harper in a dynasty league.

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Box Score Baseball Podcast – Trading Harper

News & Notes

  • Masahiro Tanka
  • Jayson Werth

Trading Harper

Shuffle Up at the Top

Friday’s DFS Starters

Mailbag!

The Box Score Baseball Podcast theme is written and performed by William “Wild Bill” Hitchcock

Baseball Podcast: Replacements in the Outfield

Posted By: on May 22, 2015

Wayne Bretsky and Mark Kaplan bring you a special Friday afternoon edition of the podcast to catch up on the happening around major league baseball and prep for Friday’s DFS slate. The guys discuss some replacement options in the outfield, provide their top starting pitcher plays from a loaded Friday slate and dish out some trade advice as they open up the mailbag.

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Box Score Baseball Podcast – Replacements in the Outfield

News & Notes

  • Yan Gomes nearing a return
  • Jose Reyes: back Monday?
  • Jacoby Ellsbury, Corey Dickerson, Wil Myers and Jayson Werth hit the DL

Replacements in the Outfield

Friday’s DFS Starters

Mailbag!

The Box Score Baseball Podcast theme is written and performed by William “Wild Bill” Hitchcock

Baseball Podcast: Corey Klu-buy?

Posted By: on May 13, 2015

Wayne Bretsky and Mark Kaplan dive into the latest happening around major league baseball including Noah Syndegaard’s debut and the pending arrival of Phillies top-prospect Maikel Franco. The boys look at some pitchers off to surprising starts and decide whether they are buying or selling the performances moving forward. As always, the guys dip into the mailbag to analyze some trades as they close the show.

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Box Score Baseball Podcast – Corey Klu-buy?

News & Notes

  • Syndegaard’s debut
  • Prospects on their way

Buy/Sell/Hold

Mailbag!

The Box Score Baseball Podcast theme is written and performed by William “Wild Bill” Hitchcock

Baseball Podcast: Gone Streakin’

Posted By: on April 30, 2015

Wayne Bretsky and Mark Kaplan get back on the horse after a few weeks off to to help you solve you injury dilemma. The guys comb the waiver wire to provide some of the top options at each position. Mark and Bretsky also discuss their strategy for constructing a winning daily fantasy offense with a focus on riding the hot hand. Finally, the guys close the show by dipping into the mailbag.

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Box Score Baseball Podcast – Gone Streakin’

News & Notes

  • Everybody hurts

Working the Wire

Daily Fantasy Baseball

  • Riding the hot hand
  • The value of BvP

Waiver Wire Friday

Mailbag!

The Box Score Baseball Podcast theme is written and performed by William “Wild Bill” Hitchcock

Baseball Podcast: So It Begins

Posted By: on April 10, 2015

Wayne Bretsky and Mark Kaplan celebrate the return of baseball, bringing you the latest news and notes as well as discussing some of the bullpen shifts that we’ve seen over the season’s first week. The guys discuss the hot starts of Adrian Gonzalez and Anthony Gose as well as the brutal debut from Mat Latos. Mark and Bretsky dip into the world of Daily Fantasy Sports to discuss selecting pitchers and give you a couple of strong plays for Friday’s action. The boys also hit the waiver wire and close the show by opening up the mailbag.

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Box Score Baseball Podcast – So It Begins

News & Notes

  • Giants banged up
  • Closer volatility

Daily Fantasy Baseball

  • Picking your pitching
  • Friday recommendations

Waiver Wire Friday

Mailbag!

The Box Score Baseball Podcast theme is written and performed by William “Wild Bill” Hitchcock

Baseball Podcast: Get out Your Crystal Ball

Posted By: on April 2, 2015

Wayne Bretsky and Mark Kaplan are counting down the days to the start of the 2015 baseball season, but there’s no need to wait to find out who is going to win it all. The boys reveal their playoff picks, awards winners and hand out some fantasy superlatives. Bretsky and Mark also call out their bust of the year and lay down some bold predictions for the upcoming season. As always, the show closes with a dip in the mailbag.

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Box Score Baseball Podcast – Get Out Your Crystal Ball

News & Notes

  • Anthony Rendon
  • Jayson Werth
  • J.J. Hardy
  • Justin Verlander
  • Drew Storen
  • Daniel Norris and Aaron Sanchez
  • Micah Johnson
  • Jake Marisnick
  • Carlos Martinez

Playoff Picks and Bold Predictions

Mailbag!

The Box Score Baseball Podcast theme is written and performed by William “Wild Bill” Hitchcock