5/6/21 : News and Notes
The only teams with more wins than the Phillies currently: Oakland ( 19 ), Boston, San Francisco, San Diego and St. Louis ... all with 18. The Phillies have 17 wins and the same 17-15 record as the Dodgers, Rays, Brewers and Mariners. Amazing what a four game win streak in a very competitive major league will do 🤓.
Jean Segura will travel to Atlanta with the Phillies. It’s likely he will be activated tomorrow. Team is hoping Bryce Harper can also play against the Braves.
1A, 1B & 1C: The trio of Aaron Nola (43.2 IP), Zack Wheeler (47.2 IP) and Zach Eflin (38.2 IP) have combined to post a 3.05 ERA (44 ER, 130 IP) over 20 starts – the group is averaging just over 6.5 innings in their 20 games on the mound
The team now embarks on a 9 game road trip to Atlanta ( 3 ), Washington ( 3 ) and Dunedin, FL ( 3 ) where they will play Toronto. They return to Philadelphia on May 18th
Archie Bradley expects to go to Allentown to throw bullpen sessions and see action in Iron Pigs games on a rehab assignment. He expects to be ready to be activated when the Phillies return back home on the 18th
The team can carry up to five taxi squad members with them on road trips but since this trip isn’t a great distance it’s likely they will forgo bringing extras along.