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Notes From The Phillies’ 9-0 Win Over Houston

The Philadelphia Phillies snapped their three-game losing streak on Wednesday night, taking down the Astros 9-0. Their record improves to 35-64.

On The Mound

  • Aaron Nola anchored the team with six scoreless innings, giving up just four hits and striking out 10.
  • Nola’s ERA is down to 3.17.
  • Luis Garcia pitched a scoreless seventh.
  • Joaquin Benoit got some work in during the eighth.
  • Hector Neris mopped up with a scoreless ninth.

At The Plate

  • The offense put up nine runs on 14 hits.
  • Cameron Rupp led the team’s offensive outburst, going 2-4 with two homers and driving in four.
  • Tommy Joseph went 3-4 with two doubles and drove in two.
  • Maikel Franco went 2-5 with a double and a two-run homer.
  • Aaron Altherr returned to the lineup, going 2-4 with a triple.
  • Nick Williams went 2-5 with a couple of singles and drove in a run.
  • Freddy Galvis went 0-3 with two walks.
  • Cesar Hernandez went 2-4 with a double.

Final Thoughts

On Wednesday, the Phillies made their first significant trade before the deadline, sending reliever Pat Neshek to Colorado for a package of three prospects.

They picked up Alejandro Requena, who holds a 2.85 ERA in Low-A ball, J.D. Hammer, a reliever who has a 2.36 ERA with 13 saves and 65 strikeouts over 42 innings, and Jose Gomez, a shortstop who is currently hitting .324.

All of these prospects are playing in low minor league levels, but on the surface it seems like a very solid haul for an aging reliever on a short-term deal like Neshek. on Facebook

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9 Comments for “Notes From The Phillies’ 9-0 Win Over Houston”

  1. I look for Hellickson to go for a couple of A ball mid prospects- Joseph…. there are a few AL teams that can use help at 1B or DH and he would be a decent RH bat- I just don’t know that he’s a building block- 250 with good power and RBI’s is productive but 1B is a power position and that is middle of the road- unfortunately he can’t catch anymore because those numbers would be very good for a catcher-

    • It is a shame that Hellickson has been so inconsistent this year. They were hoping for a bigger return for him and Saunders who turned out to be a chump. Now with Kendrick leaving the game again, will they even be able to move him? This trade deadline is turning out to be a bit of a bust.

      I wish that one of these rumors were true and that the Phils could steal away Fulmer, Archer, Cole or Stroman. Still so thin in the staff especially with Eickhoff regressing this year.

      All that being said, Damn Nola was dealin’ tonight and his last 7 starts.

      • Also, seeing Williams and Altherr in the OF is nice. With Herrera there, they are pretty set in the OF until Moniak and Hasely get there.

        • Nava having a good year and will be traded in Aug. –
          OF is looking pretty good- will be interesting because I think at some point they are bringing in a big $ OF– When you look at the astros they have done it with a nice mix of young and old–

          • Forgot about Nava. He has been playing well.

            Agreed about big money OF. Could turn one of these young OFs into a another position or as part of a package for a frontline starter.

            • Bugs as I’ve tried to explain to the less informed, more knee jerk, negative nitwits MLB has totally transformed the way of developing teams these days and the Phils are on the right track- The Astros lost 111 games not long ago. The phils seem to have hit with Nola as a high pick MLB ready hopefully Hasely will as well- Moniak they went young- this latest trade they went young so they are looking to kind of build long term with multiple prospects hoping that some hit. They really need some big offensive hits- Altherr and Williams and Hoskins are certainly the hope in that aspect.

              • So if Kingery is in the future I expect Cesar to be moved at the winter meetings.

              • Yep. He is a pretty good MLB 2B, so should be a decent return for him. Either that or you move Kingery in a blockbuster. Same with Freddy and Crawford.

                These decisions have to be made in the off-season, so they can move on. Crawford starting to hit now and he has gotten on base all season. He is as ready as he will ever be. Worried about Alfaro not hitting, because I thought that he was in the starting lineup in 2018.

                Offensively, they could be pretty good next year and really young. Took an extra year but I would be excited about this lineup:

                1) Kingery
                2) Altherr
                3) Herrera
                4) Hoskins
                5) Williams
                6) Franco
                7) Alfaro
                8) Crawford
                9) P

                You can play around with the middle of the order, but that lineup has some potential.

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