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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.

Here is what Darick Hall had to say about hitting better against lefties…

“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.”

You can listen to the full interview below. hall went on to discuss why he doesn’t look to hit HRS, just hard-line drives and went in depth about how Kevin Long has helped him become a better hitter…

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The Audio Vault-10 Best Moments From The Phillies 2022 Postseason

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.

 

  • 10) Marsh HR Off of Morton

    Brandon Marsh got Game 4 vs the Braves started with a bang. He gave the Phillies a quick 3-0 lead hitting it into the outfield seats in the 2nd inning.

  • 9) JT Realmuto Inside the Park HR

    You dont see many inside the park HRs. You definitely didn’t see many from catchers. And before JT Realmuto, we have never seen an inside-the-park HR by a catcher in the playoffs. That all changed in a series-clinching game 4 vs the Braves.

  • 8) Harper's HR vs the Cardinals

    Harper had a post-season for the ages. And it all started in game 2 vs the Cardinals. He led off the inning with what would eventually be the game-winning, and series-winning HR.

  • 7) Segura Go Ahead RBI vs the Cardinals in Game 1

    The post-season run may not have happened were it not for this hit by Jean Segura in game 1 vs the Cardinals. He completed the 9thing inning comeback, which eventually gave the Phillies the win.

  • 6) JT Realmuto Go Ahead HR in Extras vs Astros

    That was not the only big HR off the bat of The Best Catcher in Baseball though in the post-season. It was Realmuto’s 10th-inning blast vs the Astros that helped the Phillies win game 1.

  • 5) Stott Battles Spencer Strider

    Before the Hoskins Bat Spike, there was the 9-pitch at-bat by Stott. He fouled off pitch after pitch vs Spencer Strider. And eventually, he won, sending a double into right field to drive in Brandon Marsh, setting up a massive inning for the Phillies.

  • 4) Rhys Hoskins Bat Spike

    Speaking of unforgettable moments, there was Rhy Hoskins emphatic bat spike. What made it great was not just the play itself, which was a 3-run HR that blew game 3 vs the Braves wide open. But also because of everything that led up to it. Rhys was not a popular man in Philly before the hit. His errors (they were not recorded as errors but lets face it, they were errors) cost them game 2. And he was not hitting in the post-season before that. But with one swing, he won the hearts and minds of Philly fans back.

     

  • 3) Final Out vs Braves

    And you cant have a list of the best moments and leave out the moment they made beat the Braves to make it to the NLCS.

  • 2) Final Out vs Padres

    Likewise, you can’t leave out the moment they beat the Padres to make it to the World Series.

  • 1) Bryce Harper Go Ahead HR vs Padres

    The moment none of us will soon forget is Bryce Harpers’ go-ahead HR in game 5 vs the Padres. The Phillies had just blown a lead due to inclement weather. They were in danger of having to take the series back to San Diego. But Harper was having none of that. With JT Realmuto on the bases, Harper clubbed a go-ahead 2-run shot into left field, which would eventually give them the win and clinch the series.

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