Phils with a Mom’s Day Doubleheader, then out to Seattle

The Phillies have an ultra-rare Mother’s Day doubleheader today, and with 7-innings in the books, the Phils ended up chasing Max Scherzer from the ballgame today with a chance that he could be the loser of the game #1 today.

The two rain-outs forced the Mother’s Day doubleheader today in which the two teams and all the stadium employees and fans themselves will be at the ballpark celebrating the holiday rather than being home at some reasonable time to help celebrate with loved ones. On top of this, it’s downright cold outside, with a wind that is blowing still as it has for the past couple of days of the Nor’easter that settled in on the area on Friday.

How about if you’re on the team? You have to fly out to Seattle after the ballgame and get ready for a Monday night game in Seattle against the Mariners, who have a record very similar to the Phillies. That’s the pro baseball life, a lot of travel and sometimes like today, a long day with two games planned.

The Phils also lost starters Zach and Zack to the Covid IL – that of course is Zach Eflin and Zack Wheeler. You have to wonder if they do have the Covid virus, were they both out at a party for a guy named ‘Zack’? Probably not, but it is strange how these two ended up on this list if they do indeed have Covid. It’s just proving that the Covid virus is still very much a danger anywhere you are.

Talking about the next Phillies opponent, the Seattle Mariners, the last time I remember watching them, they were at a stadium called Safeco Field, but I understand that the stadium now is called T-Mobile Park. The prior name, Safeco Field had been used for the same stadium since it was built in 1999, and was set to be used for 20 years, T-Mobile took over the naming rights on June 1, 2019, after winning the bid on December 19, 2018.

The Phils and the Mariners have somewhat similar records, with difficult starts in 2022. One player we will see is former Phillies shortstop, J.P. Crawford, who was supposed to be part of an exciting Phillies team as he came up the ranks of the minors. J.P. went to the Mariners in December 2018, and we got Jean Segura. Since then, the Covid seasons of 2019 and 2020 have left many players in somewhat of a blur for their careers. The 2020 season was only 60 games long, and that has contributed to some of the players not being able to turn in great numbers.

The Phils will face some good pitching on this road trip, but if anything the team can use the game they have had vs. Max Scherzer- knowing that they can hit good pitching.

Here’s the Seattle Mariners roster and some numbers for ’22:

1CTom Murphy (10-day IL)311433910211
21BTy France272811113363521
32BAdam Frazier*302811016286113
4SSJ.P. Crawford*27289714336410
53BEugenio Suarez302710015216617
6LFJesse Winker*2828981019519
7CFJulio Rodriguez2127991223419
8RFJarred Kelenic*2226758112310
9DHAbraham Toro#252586913438
10CLuis Torrens26123626104
11RFMitch Haniger (10-day IL)3193537137
12CCal Raleigh#25102612011
13UTDylan Moore29131934013
14LFStuart Fairchild262200000
153BDonovan Walton* (40-man)281010000
16PPenn Murfee280
17PDiego Castillo281000000
18PAnthony Misiewicz270
19PChris Flexen270
20PErik Swanson280
21PPaul Sewald321000000
22PMarco Gonzales*300
23PDrew Steckenrider310
24PJustus Sheffield* (40-man)260
25PYohan Ramirez (40-man)270
26PAndres Munoz230
27PRobbie Ray*300
28PSergio Romo (10-day IL)390
29PLogan Gilbert250
30PWyatt Mills270
31PMatt Brash (40-man)240
32PMatt Koch*310
33PMatthew Festa (15-day IL)290
34PRiley O’Brien270
Team Totals26.8289271162134030113
Rank in 15 AL teams55595

Provided by View Original Table
Generated 5/8/2022.

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