The Call to the Pen: September 5th, 2016

Welcome back to The Call to the Pen! The playoff chances are pretty much completely formed as some teams dropped off this week. Other teams continue to claw their way into contention. The non-contenders are using the final month as a way to take a look at their futures with September call-ups. Let’s get to…

Phillies SWEEP Braves; Continue their Road Trip in St. Louis

(cover photo courtesy of) Last Series at the Atlanta Braves Game 1, Monday: Phillies Win 6-1 in 13 Innings As expected, this game was a pitcher’s duel. Cole Hamels struck out six batters in seven shutout innings while allowing five hits while Julio Teheren struck out six over eight innings of work. The only run…