An exciting day in the world of baseball ended on a sad note Tuesday night. The Los Angeles Dodgers announced that longtime voice of the franchise Vin Scully passed away. The legendary Scully was 94-years old.
Scully joined the Dodgers organization in 1950 when the team still resided in Brooklyn, New York. He called games for 67-seasons, retiring after the 2016 season. No other announcer has come close to Scully’s tenure with one organization.
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.
The Philadelphia Phillies confirmed a pair of trades made before the 2022 MLB trade deadline. The club acquired outfielder BrandonMarsh from the Los Angeles Angels and reliever David Robertson from the Chicago Cubs, respectively.
According to multiple reports, the Philadelphia Phillies and Los Angeles Angels have been discussing multiple trades including starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard. The Phillies are also reportedly interested in Angels backup center fielder Brandon Marsh according to NBC Sports Jim Salisbury.
On the Syndergaard front, the Phillies have competition from the Toronto Blue Jays and the Atlanta Braves.
The Philadelphia Phillies have received some good news on the injury front. Designated hitter Bryce Harper had the pins removed from his surgically repaired left thumb according to MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki. The reigning NL MVP will begin a hitting program immediately.
However, a timetable for a rehab assignment and return to the lineup is unknown.
The Athletic’s Jayson Stark is reporting the Philadelphia Phillies have been targeting starting pitching ahead of Tuesday’s MLB trade deadline. Specifically, the Phillies are looking for a playoff-caliber starter.
The Phillies currently have a one-game lead over the St. Louis Cardinals for the final NL Wild Card spot. And Red October is in sight for the first time in over a decade.
So, while the Phillies are “in” on a starter, they’re also reportedly not willing to include any top prospects.
Per NBCSN’s Jim Salisbury, the Phillies are calling up power-hitting 1B Darick Hall from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Update: Now Confirmed by the Phillies
Hall, 26, was drafted by the Phils in the 14th round of the 2017 MLB First Year Player Draft out of Dallas Baptist. A power-hitting left-handed batter, Hall has hit 20+ home runs in four of his six minor league seasons.