PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 07: Darick Hall #25 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth inning against the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park on August 7, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Darick Hall came onto the scene for the Phillies last year with a bang. He was crushing balls v righties. But against lefties… not so much. The Phillies barely let him face left-handed pitchers because he struggled mightily against them in the minors. But early in Spring Training, we have seen him starting to hit lefties. he even hit an HR off of one in a game. What changed for him? Darick Hall joined The Anthony Gargano to discuss his efforts to improve vs lefties, his overall approach to hitting, the impact of Kevin long, and more.
“I’ve got to be as good as a right on right, as a left on left. So what I started doing was studying right-handed hitters and working with K-Long. Trying to understand where the ball needs to be, and what my swing needs to be like against left-handed pitchers. Now that I understand I have to treat them differently, that has opened the door for me… I refuse to believe that you get a left-handed hitter who can hit righties and all of a sudden you flip the script and he has no hand-eye coordination… With that mindset, I feel like we came up with a good plan that gives me confidence. At least so far I have gotten really good results.”
See what Andrew Salciunas found in The Audio Vault today. Andrew and Anthony Gargano are live from Clearwater this week. So all week they are celebrating the Phillies in The Audio Vault. Yesterday he played the best moments from the Phillies’ regular season last year. And today they moved on to the Phillies’ magical Post-Season run.
It was the run no one saw coming. As they talked about in yesterday’s Vault, the Phillies limped into the playoffs. But then something clicked. They beat the Cardinals, the Braves, and then the Padres to get all the way to the World Series. And while the run sadly ended there, it was still a great ride. they lost just two games combined between those 3 series and none at home. The fans showed up, and the team gave them a show. Big comebacks, bat spikes, massive Hrs. We had missed Phillies post-season baseball for over a decade. But they more than made up for that lost time.
But what were the best moments? Andrew made his list. And since he is in Clearwater, he asked Dylan MacKinnon to help pull them from the Vault so they could play them for you all today. Join Andrew and Anthony below as the relived the best moments from the Phillies 2022 Post-season.