Over the Hump: Mike Scott and the Philadelphia Phillies
It’s that time of week! In this week’s edition of Over The Hump, we’ll see how last week’s nominations did, and of course nominate some new players who had abysmal performances and seek redemption in the coming days.
Dare I say this new series is a lucky charm for those who get nominated? Both Alec Bohm and Ben Simmons (sort of) heard my cries and had pretty decent weeks respectively.
Alec Bohm ended an 0 for 11 streak last night in a route against the Reds, going 3 for 5 with an RBI. Minus the fact that the most unathletic guy I know, Ryan Conway, can make more free throws than Ben Simmons, I’m happy with his performance in games 2 and 3 against the Wizards in the first round of the NBA Playoffs.
It’s time for this week’s nominations for Over The Hump!
I was hesitant to put Mike Scott in this article, mainly because I don’t want to see him get the chance at redemption. He shouldn’t be out on the court at all. Regardless, he had an abysmal week and he’s our next nominee for Over The Hump.
Scott played 17 minutes coming off the bench after Joel Embiid got hurt only playing 11 minutes. In those 17 minutes, Mike Scott managed to score 0 points, and by the grace of God wrangled in 2 assists and two rebounds. Need I say more? This guy is terrible, and I am so sick of seeing these people on Philly social media still apart of “The Hive.” The 76ers are in the playoffs and need to win basketball games. The time for Mike Scott memes is OVER.
The Philadelphia Phillies
I really thought we could make it past week two without nominating a whole Philadelphia team. I lost that bet with myself and, as a result, have to drink a zillion beers in a race with myself. The Phillies are coming off a terrible month of May and this entire team needs redemption. Minus last night’s 17-3 beat down of the Cincinnati Reds, this Phillies team has been hard to watch from both sides of the game. Sloppy defense and zero approach at the plate is not a recipe for success.
The game today has been rained out, which is actually a good thing for the Phillies, who were sending Spencer Howard to the mound in a rubber match with the Reds. That’s hardly a reliable recipe to winning a baseball game.
The only bright spot of this team right now is Zach Wheeler, who probably hates himself right now for signing with the Phillies. With the exception of Rhys Hoskins and Jean Segura, the lineup lacks so much energy without Bryce Harper and Didi Gregorious. When Ronald Torreyes is the only bright spot to your lineup, you’ve got some serious problems.
The Phillies look to get some redemption as they heat up after a big win against the Reds last night to hopefully, get over the hump. That will start Friday at home against the Washington Nationals.
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