Bad Timing! Seranthony Dominguez to the IL

The Philadelphia Phillies will be placing pitcher Seranthony Dominguez on the injured list due to triceps “tightness,” reports Jim Salisbury. The team had called up Tyler Cyr from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

The team has not yet confirmed the moves.

This is not good is a massive understatement.

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Phillies Roster Moves: Brandon Marsh to the IL, Bradley Zimmer Claimed Off Waivers

The Philadelphia Phillies made a series of roster moves on Thursday to address the suddenly dire outfield situation.

First, outfielder Brandon Marsh has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a sprained left ankle.  In a corresponding move, designated hitter Bryce Harper has been placed on the 60-day injured list.  In a corresponding move to the corresponding move, the Phillies claimed outfielder Bradley Zimmer off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays. 

Let’s start with Harper. 

His move to the 60-day IL is simply a housekeeping measure.  Harper, who has been out of the lineup since late June with a broken thumb, is eligible to return to the Phillies next week.  The reigning NL MVP took batting practice earlier this week for the first time since having thumb surgery.  Harper is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment in the next few days and possibly return by next week or early the following week. 

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NBC Sports Philadelphia Trolls New York Mets Analyst Keith Hernandez

The production crew at NBC Sports Philadelphia deserves an Emmy or something. The NBCSP (God, CSN was easier to write) crew has gone ALL IN on trolling New York Mets broadcaster Keith Hernandez.

Some of backstory here. The Mets analyst and infamous “spitter”, Hernandez bitched about not wanting to call last weekends Phillies-Mets series because the Phillies don’t play fundamental baseball or some bullshit.

“I’ve expressed to the front office – not the Mets front office, our front office at SNY- that I hate doing Phillie games, so I guess they gave me the series off. They’re hot right now, I would like to see them. But as far as fundamentally and defensively the Phillies have always been just not up to it.”

Keith Hernandez, New York Mets/SNY Analyst

The quote didn’t play too well in Philadelphia. There were a few days of fury, mostly on Twitter, rightfully lambasting Hernandez. But that chatter died rather quickly as Phillies fans seemingly moved on.

Well, someone at NBCSP know how to hold a grudge. The trolling of Hernandez commenced immediately and with the wrath of a scorned ex.

Quips and graphics like the one above have been the norm on NBCSP produced Phillies broadcasts for the past week. Well, today the production crew decided to up the ante with a “Keith Hernandez Approved Fundamental Play” graphic on the broadcast.

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Phillies OF Brandon Marsh in “High Spirits” After Injury

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Brandon Marsh left Tuesday night’s game with what looked like a nasty knee injury.  The recently acquired outfielder attempted to rob a Jonathan India home run and came down awkwardly, buckling his left knee in the process.  Marsh was helped to his feet and gingerly left the field on his own power. 

Marsh told the assembled media that he was “very optimistic” and his “spirits are high.”

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Bryce Harper Takes BP, Timetable for His Return Revealed

Philadelphia Phillies designated hitter Bryce Harper took to Instagram to update fans on his status. Needless to say, Phillies fans will be fired up over the update.

Harper taking outdoor batting practice is the first step in his eventual return to the lineup. If all goes well, Harper will progress to “high velocity” hitting in the indoor cage, and then a minor league rehabilitation assignment. The target date for his return is “September-ish” according to NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Jim Salisbury.

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Phillies Promote Andrew Painter and Mick Abel to Reading

Big news for the kids.  The Philadelphia Phillies are reportedly promoting starting pitchers Mick Abel and Andrew Painter to Double-A Reading.  Abel and Painter are the top two rated prospects in the Phillies system according to MLB Pipeline, MLB’s in-house prospect analysis system.

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Phillies Trade for Noah Syndergaard

The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard from the Los Angeles Angels. The Phillies have sent OF Mickey Moniak and prospect Jadiel Sánchez to LA to complete the deal.

Syndergaard is 5-8 with a 3.83 ERA, 64 Ks, and a 1.213 WHIP this season. Scouts have raved about “Thor’s” new approach to pitching two-years removed from Tommy John surgery. Syndergaard signed a one-year, $21 million “prove it” deal with the Halos before the season.

As for the players the Phillies traded away.

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2022 MLB Trade Deadline: Phillies Trade for OF Brandon Marsh, P David Robertson

The Philadelphia Phillies confirmed a pair of trades made before the 2022 MLB trade deadline. The club acquired outfielder Brandon Marsh from the Los Angeles Angels and reliever David Robertson from the Chicago Cubs, respectively.

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