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Episode 203 - Phillies Minor League Report w/ Jay Floyd & PhoulBallz.com

On Episode 203, host John Stolnis talks to Phillies minor league expert Jay Floyd of PhoulBallz.com about a number of the team's best prospects, with updates on Sixto Sanchez, Jose Pujols, Kyle Dohy, Adam Haseley, Mickey Moniak, and Spencer Howard. Also, a recap of the Phils-Diamondbacks series, a look ahead to San Diego and MY top 10 MLB team rankings.


Episode 202 - Phillies 2018 Trade Deadline Recap

On Episode 202, host John Stolnis is joined by The Good Phight's Paul Boye to talk about a completely insane 2018 MLB Trade Deadline. The Phillies were busy, adding catcher Wilson Ramos and reliever Aaron Roup. Was it enough? Did GM Matt Klentak push the right buttons? And what about waiver deadline moves that could be made in July? Also, John and Paul take a look at what some of the other key NL teams did at the deadline, and recap the quick two-game series the Phils wrapped up in Boston...


Episode 201 - Phillies vs. Dodgers & Trade Deadline Chatter w/ Corey Seidman

On Episode 201, host John Stolnis talks with NBC Sports Philadelphia's Corey Seidman about the exciting Phillies-Dodgers series (which the Phils won) and the latest trade deadline rumors. Also, a report card on former first round draft pick Adam Haseley, and the first installment of the "Hittin' Season Top 10," my official power ranking of MLB teams.


Episode 195 - The Phillies Bats Awaken and Defensive Shifting w/ Russell Carleton

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...


Episode 194 - Kill The Buster Posey Rule Until It Is Dead From The Killing

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.


Continued Success 14: Terry Mulholland's Bar From Hell

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


Stolnis on WIP Morning Show (June 4, 2018): Arrieta's Rage and Run It Out, Carlos!

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...


Continued Success 13: Benching Jimmy Rollins

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


Episode 193 - Phillies Draft Preview & Avoiding A June Swoon

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.


Stolnis on WIP Morning Show: Palebon's Rotting Corpse

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.


Episode 192 - Phillies Finally Win A Series Against the Braves

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...


Continued Success 12: Beating the Crap Out Of the Rockies

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


Patreon Preview Hittin' Season Ep 12: Phillies vs. Braves Preview

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.


Episode 191 - RAGE (Relax About Gabe, Everybody) w/ Tyler Kepner & Paul Boye

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...


Continued Success 11: Everybody Relax About Gabe Kapler

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


Episode 190 - Phillies Dominate the Giants w/ Ben Harris

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?...


Episode 189 - Aaron Nola vs. Cole Hamels w/ Scott Lauber

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?


Continued Success Episode 9: Pat Neshek Saves Gabe Kapler?

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


Episode 188 - Phillies Are Snake-Bitten

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'.


Episode 187 - Could Clayton Kershaw Become a Phillie? w/ Jerry Crasnick & Meghan Montemurro

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...