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Rich Baxter is the writer/editor at FightinPhillies.com and a baseball fan back to the early 1970s, and the Phillies Talk Podcast at the site is the longest-straming independent show on the Phillies team.

Howard adding stability to starting rotation and updated odds to win World Series

Embed from Getty Images Spencer Howard was what the Phillies anticipated from him being able to do last night for this Phillies team. He took the ball and earned his first win of his Phillies career. He pitched 5.0 innings and gave up 2.0 R in the ballgame. Embed from Getty ImagesHoping both Hoskins and Harper can get hot at […]

Arrieta gets pummelled by Braves in 2nd, Phils lose

It’s been something that’s been familiar to Phillies fans in the past 3 seasons. Having Jake Arrieta on the mound, which equates to a loss by the end of the game. Last night was no different, despite a brief good outing the last time by Jake Arrieta, he got hit around by the Braves in the 2nd inning last night, […]

Winning is just what the Phillies need now

The Phillies have been on a winning streak, that’s exactly what they need to do at this time in the season, with Labor Day weekend happening next weekend, the sprint of this season is now going to turn into an old fashioned foot race to the finish line. The most recent win coming last night in Philadelphia and after a […]

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Why I’m done with baseball and sports for this year

This year has been a trying time for many in this country and around the world. The Covid-19 crisis has tested us in our spirit and our will to survive. Doing the right precautions to try to prevent the transmission of this virus has been now the norm, as we social distance, wear masks, clean our hands many times a […]

Winning streak extended, Phils starting to look a little better

Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Hoskins is turning things around at the plate with another HR last night A win last night against the Washington Nationals extended the Phillies win streak to 3-games, as the bullpen pickups seem to have had a positive influence on the team. The Phils banged out 12 H last night in Washington […]

Phils find a way to win last night, but prior to that it’s been bad

The Phillies managed to hold on to a 5-4 lead in a game and win last night in Atlanta in front of an ESPN Sunday Night Baseball audience and the Atlanta cardboard cut-out fans in place for the big third game of a series between the Atlanta Braves and the Phillies. Embed from Getty Images It’s rare that the Phillies […]

Is Arrieta the worst bust free agent the Phillies ever signed?

With yesterday’s loss, Jake Arrieta has provided the Phillies with a 19-22 record in the last year of his 3-year $75M contract with the team. One has to go back a few years to find one that was worse in return from what the Phillies paid for. Embed from Getty Images I can recall a few other players that were […]

Trying to figure out why the Phillies have stumbled

It’s no secret, this season has been challenging for all MLB players, the original plan of doing exactly what the NHL and the NBA are doing now by having their games in one central location which is easier to keep players safe was first proposed by the MLB, but they changed course and decided on traveling and seeing where that […]

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Phils to play 3 in two days, Spencer Howard will make his debut on Sunday

He’s 24 years old, his name, Spencer Howard. He’s on tap to start his first MLB game on Sunday during the doubleheader against the Braves this weekend. It’s a much anticipated start by Howard as the Phillies are looking for someone else to solidify this starting rotation and add reliability. Embed from Getty Images The Phils will be playing 3 […]

Here’s the latest Phillies Talk Podcast, Marlins Covid Madness with Rich and Matt

It’s the dreaded Covid-19 virus that has killed over 150,000 in the USA alone as of now, it struck the Miami Marlins with about 17 infections of coach and players… Forcing the Phillies to have postponements because they faced the Marlins team, here’s the latest podcast for Phillies Talk Podcast.

Phils to play weekend series vs Blue Jays

The Phillies and the Yankees were postponed, the Phils have all tested negative so far in the Covid-19 tests after playing a Marlins team that had a massive break-out of the virus among its players. So far it is officially unknown on how the team got infected so badly. Embed from Getty Images Baseball hasn’t slowed down too much, here […]