The Toronto Blue Jays shifted to a four-man outfield when Bryce Harper walked up to the plate on Saturday. Will this be the norm every time the new Phillies star takes an at-bat?
Matt Breen and Scott Lauber discuss the evolution of defensive shifts and how Harper and the Phillies might combat them on the latest episode of Extra Innings, a new podcast from the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The coverage team also chats about Harper’s defense (spoiler alert: he won’t be winning a Gold Glove this year) and answer your questions about Vince Velasquez, Zach Eflin and Nick Pivetta. Plus: how many wins will the Phillies need to make the playoffs?
Look for Extra Innings weekly throughout spring training and the regular season for analysis about the news of the day and discussions about what fans can expect to see on the field. Plus, we’ll also bring you exclusive interviews with Phillies coaches, players and executives, providing insight beyond what you can find on philly.com.
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