On Episode 195, host John Stolnis recaps the Phillies' series win against the Colorado Rockies. The bats finally woke up, could it open the floodgates for the offense? The bullpen is still a mess, who will step up and help Seranthony Dominguez? The Phils' still have half a month with this brutal schedule, but things ease up considerably in July. And what's behind the Phillies' use of defensive shifting. Does it actually help? Baseball Prospectus' Russell Carleton joins the show to discuss...
On Episode 194, host John Stolnis recaps a 3-7 road trip and a tough week in Chicago against the Cubs with The Good Phight's Paul Boye. The stupid Buster Posey Rule costs the Phillies a key game. Is Gabe Kapler using his bullpen the right way? And why is the offense stumbling so? Also a quick recap of the Phillies 2018 MLB Draft.
In this FREE preview of Continued Success Episode 14, hosts Justin Klugh and Liz Roscher discuss 1993 Phillies starter Terry Mulholland's business ventures following his playing days -- a bar in Arizona called The Dirty Dogg. Yes, it's exactly what you think it might be. Become a Patreon member of Hittin' Season to listen to the full episode here: www.patreon.com/hittinseason
Hittin' Season host John Stolnis appeared on the WIP Morning Show with Angelo Cataldi, Rhea Hughes and Al Morganti to chat about comments made by Jake Arrieta after the Phils' 3-game sweep at the hands of the Giants in San Francisco. Did Arrieta call out Gabe Kapler? Was he out of line criticizing Scott Kingery? How bad are the Phils at defensive shifting? Carlos Santana should have gotten a double out of a high line drive early in the series finale on Sunday, Listen to all of WIP's...
In this free preview of Episode 13 of "Continued Success," hosts Justin Klugh and Liz Roscher discuss the 2008 Phillies and Charlie Manuel's early-June decision to bench Jimmy Rollins after Rollins failed to run out a dropped infield pop-up. Hear the full episode by becoming a Patreon member of "Hittin' Season!" www.patreon.com/hittinseason
On Episode 193, host John Stolnis talks to KYW Radio Sports Anchor and Reporter Matt Leon about the Phils' series split with the Dodgers, Aaron Nola's continued dominance, Jake Arrieta, Rhys Hoskins' trip to the DL, and Seranthony Dominguez. Will Hoskins' absence sink the Phillies in the month of June? Can Phils starters continue to dominate against a brutally tough schedule this month? Also, an MLB Draft preview with draft expert Dan Cormican of The Good Phight.
Hittin' Season host John Stolnis appeared on SportsRadio WIP's Morning Show with Angelo Cataldi, Rhea Hughes & Al Morganti to talk Phils. Specifically, we discussed how the Phillies just want to walk, Gabe Kapler's desire to work deep counts, Ruben Amaro's legacy, the outstanding Nick Pivetta for Jonathan Papelbon deal, why so many pitchers are throwing harder nowadays, the potential of adding Manny Machado at the trade deadline and as a free agent this off-season.
On Episode 192, host John Stolnis breaks down the Phillies' important series victory over the Atlanta Braves at home. Nick Pivetta and Jake Arrieta owned, good pitching beats good hitting, the offense and defense continue to struggle, Jorge Alfaro is a ridiculous defensive catcher, Seranthony Dominguez is the truth, and the Phils move to within a 1/2 game of first place in the NL East! Also, Jeff Israel of PhilliesMinorThoughts.com joins us to preview the upcoming MLB Draft, and give an...
In this preview of Episode 12 of "Continued Success," hosts Justin Klugh and Liz Roscher discuss the utter destruction of the expansion Colorado Rockies by the 1993 Phillies. It was bad. That poor team. The 2008 Phils did the same. Hear the full episode by becoming a Patreon member of "Hittin' Season!" www.patreon.com/hittinseason
In this free snippet from the Patreon-only Sunday Night edition of Hittin' Season, hosts John Stolnis, Justin Klugh and Liz Roscher preview this week's HUGE series between the Phillies and the Braves in Philadelphia.
On Episode 191, host John Stolnis discusses Jon Heyman's journalistic hack of a piece on Phillies manager Gabe Kapler, which is also discussed with The Good Phight's Paul Boye. Paul and John also talk about the wisdom of and conditions under which a trade mid-season for Orioles shortstop Manny Machado would make sense, and both give out letter grades to the Phils at the quarter-mark of the season. Tyler Kepner, National Baseball Writer for the New York Times, joins the show to discuss Nino...
In this preview clip of Episode 11 of "Continued Success," hosts Justin Klugh and Liz Roscher discuss the move made by Phillies manager Gabe Kapler in the 9th inning of the team's 4-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles and why everybody needs to chill the heck out. Get the full episode, which takes a deep dive into the 1993 and 2008 Phillies seasons, by becoming a Patreon member of "Hittin' Season!" www.patreon.com/hittinseason
On Episode 190, host John Stolnis breaks down the Phillies' four-game sweep of the San Francisco Giants with The Athletic's Ben Harris. The pitching staff was dominant, Carlos Santana, Maikel Franco, Odubel Herrera and Cesar Hernandez kept raking, and the bullpen was solid. Also, will the Phils pursue Manny Machado if Franco keeps hitting? Can and should the Phillies look for a trade partner for Cesar Hernandez? Just how bad is Mickey Moniak right now and how bad was that 2016 MLB Draft?...
On Episode 189, host John Stolnis compares Aaron Nola and Cole Hamels at similar starts to their careers. Will Nola one day be better than Hamels? Also, a review of the Marlins series and a preview of a big series in the nation's capitol against the Nationals with Phillies beat writer Scott Lauber of Philly.com. What's with Rhys Hoskins and Carlos Santana? And how scared should we be of the Atlanta Braves?
In this snippet from Episode 9 of "Continued Success," hosts Justin Klugh and Liz Roscher talk about an article by USA Today's Bob Nightengale, in which he details an early-season meeting between reliever Pat Neshek and manager Gabe Kapler concerning Kapler's puzzling first week decisions as skipper. To hear the full podcast, become a Patreon member of Hittin' Season! www.patreon.com/hittinseason
On Episode 188, host John Stolnis talks to Phillies beat writer for The Morning Call Stephen Gross about the tough series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Jake Arrieta, Aaron Altherr, Vince Velasquez' struggles and Ben Lively's 1st inning issues are among the major topics. Also, why the weekend series against the Atlanta Braves is the team's most important since 2011, and why baseball should stop trying to turn the MLB Draft into the NFL or NBA Draft, because it ain't never happenin'.
On Episode 187, host John Stolnis wonders whether the Phillies could (and should) take a run at Clayton Kershaw this off-season if he opts out of his contract with the Dodgers. Plus, the Phils just finished up a winning road trip and open an important homestand against the Pirates. Phillies beat writer Meghan Montemurro from The Athletic joins the show with a preview and to discuss the new mental skills department the team has built. And ESPN's Jerry Crasnick stops by to talk about his...
In this except from Episode 6 of Continued Success, hosts Justin Klugh & Liz Roscher discuss the 1993 and 2008 Phils, and the big differences between how Japanese baseball fans watch a game and how we in Philadelphia take in a game at the yard. To get the full podcast, become a Patron of "Hittin' Season" at www.patreon.com/hittinseason
On Episode 186, host John Stolnis looks back at a very successful Phillies homestand against the Marlins and Reds and, specifically, how the starting rotation rewarded Gabe Kapler's faith in them. Also, Mike Petriello from MLB.com and Statcast stops by to tell us why Carlos Santana's numbers aren't as bad as they look and what makes Rhys Hoskins so great. And The Good Phight prospect analyst Victor Filoromo discusses his bold predictions for the Phillies minor leaguers in 2018.
On Episode 185, host John Stolnis talks with former Phillies beat writer Kevin Cooney about the magical ride of Gabe Kapler in his first week as Phils' skipper. Were the fans right to boo him? Are there too many commentators in the tank defending him? Are people too critical? Can the player rotation continue? Also, why the Phillies Home Opener sure felt like a must-win game and a preview of where the organization's top prospects will be starting the 2018 season.