• Steve Potter

8/7/2020 : A Good Challenge


With the postponement of tonight’s game against the Braves and subsequent rescheduling as part of a double header on Sunday the challenge for the Phillies of playing the remaining 53 games which was already steep got a little more difficult.


Here’s a look at the schedule and how the pitching rotation might possibly be set up ... they now have six double headers ahead of them.


Just some ciphering 🤔

At home - CBP : 4 Games

Saturday 8/8 - Velasquez vs Braves at CBP

Sunday 8/9 - Double Header vs Braves - Game One - Arrieta ... Game Two - Howard ?

Monday 8/10 - Nola vs Braves

At home - CBP : 3 Games

Tuesday 8/11 - Wheeler vs Baltimore

Wednesday 8/12 - Eflin vs Baltimore

Thursday 8/13 - Velasquez vs Baltimore

At home - CBP : 3 Games

Friday 8/14 - Arrieta vs Mets

Saturday 8/15 - Nola vs Mets

Sunday 8/16 - Wheeler vs Mets

Monday 8/17 - Off Day

At Boston : 2 Games

Tuesday 8/18 - Eflin vs Red Sox

Wednesday 8/19 - Arrieta vs Red Sox

At Buffalo : 2 Games

Thursday 8/20 - Doubleheader vs Jays - Game One - Howard - Game Two - Velasquez

At Atlanta : 3 Games

Friday 8/21 - Nola vs Braves

Saturday 8/22 - Wheeler vs Braves

Sunday 8/23 - Eflin vs Braves

Monday 8/24 - Off Day

At Washington : 3 Games

Tuesday 8/25 - Arrieta vs Nationals

Wednesday 8/26 - Nola vs Nationals

Thursday 8/27 - Wheeler vs Nationals

At home - CBP : 3 Games

Friday 8/28 - Eflin vs Braves

Saturday 8/29 - Howard vs Braves

Sunday 8/30 - Arrieta vs Braves

At home - CBP : 4 Games

Monday 8/31 - Nola vs Braves

Tuesday 9/1 - Wheeler vs Nationals

Wednesday 9/2 - Eflin vs Nationals

Thursday 9/3 - Howard vs Nationals

At New York : 4 Games

Friday 9/4 - Arrieta vs Mets

Saturday 9/5 - Nola vs Mets

Sunday 9/6 - Wheeler vs Mets

Monday 9/7 - Eflin vs Mets

At home - CBP : 2 Games

Tuesday 9/8 - Doubleheader vs Red Sox - Game One - Howard - Game Two - Velasquez


Wednesday 9/9 - Off Day

At Miami : 7 Games

Thursday 9/10 - Nola vs Marlins

Friday 9/11 - Doubleheader vs Marlins - Game One - Wheeler - Game Two - Arrieta

Saturday 9/12 - Eflin vs Marlins

Sunday 9/13 - Doubleheader vs Marlins - Game One - Howard - Game Two - Velasquez

Monday 9/14 - Rosso ? vs Marlins

At home - CBP : 3 Games

Tuesday 9/15 - Nola vs Mets

Wednesday 9/16 - Wheeler vs Mets

Thursday 9/17 - Arrieta vs Mets


At home - CBP : 4 Games

Friday 9/18 - Doubleheader vs Blue Jays - Game One - Eflin - Game Two - Howard

Saturday 9/19 - Velasquez vs Blue Jays

Sunday 9/20 - Nola vs Blue Jays


At Washington : 3 Games

Monday 9/21 - Wheeler vs Nationals

Tuesday 9/22 - Arrieta vs Nationals

Wednesday 9/23 - Eflin vs Nationals


Thursday 9/24 - Off Day


At Tampa : 3 Games

Friday 9/25 - Nola vs Rays

Saturday 9/26 - Wheeler vs Rays

Sunday 9/27 - Arrieta vs Rays


Each Pitcher’s remaining Starts :


Nola - 10 - Mets (3), Braves (2 ), Nationals (2), Marlins, Blue Jays, Rays - nine on regular five days rest - one on six days rest.


Wheeler - 10 - Mets ( 3 ), Nationals ( 3 ), Marlins, Braves, Rays, Orioles - eight on regular five days rest - two on six days rest


Arrieta - 10 - Mets ( 3 ), Braves ( 2 ), Nationals ( 2 ), Red Sox, Marlins, Rays - six on regular five days rest - three on six days rest - one on seven days rest


Eflin - 9 - Braves ( 2 ), Nationals ( 2 ), Mets, Marlins, Jays, Orioles, Red Sox - six on regular five days rest - three on six days rest


Howard - 7 - Braves ( 2 ), Jays( 2 ), Nationals, Red Sox, Marlins - four on regular five days rest - three as spot starter


Velasquez - 6 - Jays ( 2 ), Braves, Orioles, Red Sox, Marlins - three on regular five days rest - one on six days rest - one on seven days rest and one as one as spot starter


Rosso - 1 - Marlins


It’s doable ... let’s get after ‘em !


Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️






 
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