Scott Lauber- Phillies Will Give Darick Hall a Chance to Play Everyday
The Phillies are left with more questions than answers after Spring. Unfortunately for them, they had several injuries come up during Spring Training. The most severe of which came to Rhys Hoskins, who tore his ACL. But they also saw Ranger Suarez and Andrew painter get banged up pushing their timelines back. And to discuss how to address some of these injuries, Scott Lauber from the Philly Inquirer joined The Best Show Ever.
One of the things Scott Lauber addressed, is what the Phillies will do at first base when they face lefties. Darick Hall is expected to get the bulk of at-bats vs righties. He came up last season for a spell and crushed righties. But he struggled vs lefties in the majors and the minors. But will they give him a chance to show he improved against lefties this offseason? Here is what Scott Lauber said about that…
It sounds like they are going to give him a chance to play every day. That would include lefties. I still don’t think they let him face top lefties. I would be suprised to see him face Max Fried for example. But I do think they are going to give him a chance to play everyday. It will really depend on how he is able to hit lefties. They do have enternal options if they feel like they are better that way against lefties. It wouldn’t surprise me at all to see Alec Bohm move over to first base against tough lefties, and see Sosa at 3rd… Should Hall struggles that is one way they could go. But right now plan A is to let Hall play and see if they can recapture what he gave them last year.
Scott Lauber also discussed Aaron Nola and the Phillies breaking off contract talks, the Phillies’ bench makeup, Bryce Harper’s status, and more.