Let's Go Sweeping

Let's Go Sweeping

The Phils completed the three game sweep of the Washington Nationals with a 7-3 win tonight. Doc went seven innings, fanned 10, walked 0, and gave up 2 earned runs. Yawn.

Raul put a number of good passes on the ball (hitting coach term) on his way to going 3-4 (just a triple short of the cycle) with a bomb into the second deck in right and 3 RBI's.

The new old 1-2 combination of Jimmy Rollins and Shane Victorino combined to go 3-8 with a walk, 2 RBI's (both on a Victorino HR) and 2 steals.

Antonio Bastardo and Ryan Madson came out of the pen to close it out. The three pitchers this evening had an absurdly ridiculous 12/0 K/BB ratio. This just in, the pitching has been good.

I suppose it bears mentioning that not only did Nats starter John Lannan
fail to get out of the third inning, but he also did not plunk anyone
and break their wrist (although as commenter Phever points out Lannan did hit Shane in the first, but did not break any of his bones). Success.

In case you've been caught up with the various injury news and intermittent offensive struggles your Phillies are 21-9. Yeah, your squad is playing .700 baseball despite being without their All Star second baseman, their starting catcher, and two closers.

Finally, Jayson Werth went just 3-10 with 3 K's over his three-game return to CBP. Come back anytime.

NOTES

- CSNPhilly.com's Jim Salisbury reports that Chase Utley will head to Florida for some extended spring training, perhaps as soon as Friday.

- Roy Oswalt returned to the team and may pitch on Saturday.

- Joe Blanton tossed a bullpen session today and may make a start on Monday.

- Nationals reliever Todd Coffey somehow got a bloody nose while on the mound. He's the picture of physical fitness, so I can't imagine how or why he got a nose bleed. That's one healthy lad.

- Jimmy Rollins picked up his 350th career stolen base. Shane notched his 150th steal on the same play. Double steal!

The Phillie Phanatic got an awful makeover

The Phillie Phanatic got an awful makeover

The 2017 Philadelphia Phillies look quite a bit different than the team that trotted out on the field last season.

One constant, however, is the Phillie Phanatic who brings his A-game every single year for most of our lives.

His consistency is remarkable.

Until now!

In a new promo video, the Phanatic attempts to get a makeover at the hands of shortstop and stylish dude Freddy Galvis.

The only problem is: if you're going to give the Phanatic dreadlocks -- and really, this sounds like a great idea to me -- you have to give him GREEN dreadlocks.

You'll notice they give him a 'fro at the end which is greeted with approval and it matches.

Carson Wentz talks Derek Barnett, that Cowboys hat and crazy Eagles fans

Carson Wentz talks Derek Barnett, that Cowboys hat and crazy Eagles fans

Carson Wentz has had a whilrwind few days in Philadelphia as the city hosts the 2017 NFL draft.

He took some time between posing for selfies with Eagles fans and messing with Dallas Cowboys fans and hitting trick shots on live TV to talk about his busy week with CSNPhilly's Danny Pommells.

Obviously that pesky Cowboys' fan was a topic of interest.

"He was coming up and was getting booed. I was like, 'I can't take this picture.' So I nicely took his hat off and set it down and took the picture. He was cool with it. It was all in fun," Wentz said.

Carson also spoke about the record-setting Philly crowd and impressive atmosphere on Day 1 of the draft

"It was crazy. I didn't know what to expect being at the Draft Experience. The fans just kind of all circulated, it was nuts. That's Eagles fans. So much passion."

As for the Birds' first round pick Derek Barnett? Wentz had to look him up just like many Eagles fans.

"I watched some film of him. He's a dynamic player. He can really turn that corner and bend around that corner. I'm happy he's on our team I'll tell you that."

"I've heard he's a hard-working kid so that will serve him well," Wentz said.

The NFL Draft Experience continues on Friday and Saturday and is free for all fans.