He made his 50th career start for the Phillies Sunday, pitching five painful innings in a win over the Nationals. He hasn't been an ace, but his success shows the Phillies shouldn't be afraid to sign pitchers to long-term deals.
The Atlantic League used a computer to call balls and strikes in its all-star game Wednesday in an experiment funded by Major League Baseball. Veteran umpire Joe West and Phillies Rhys Hoskins and Adam Morgan are against having that in the big leagues.
Phillies fans wanted the manager fired because the team, after some notable off-season additions, underachieved before the All-Star break. That was the story of the 2007 Phillies and the 2019 team, too.