Adam Caplan Joins The Farzy Show with Marc Farzetta | Phillies Collapse | 5/6
Before the weekend hits, The Farzy Show with Marc Farzetta has a new episode talking about all the comings and goings in the Philadelphia Sports World, joined by Inside the Birds’ Adam Caplan.
Marc starts off the show with “a deep drive to Left by Castellanos,” which was one of 7 runs scored by the Phillies in last night’s ballgame, but that was not enough. The Phillies collapsed in the ninth inning and inevitably lost the game 8-7 when they were leading 7-1. The Phils do not seem to know how to win, and Joe Girardi has not made a difference as the manager of this ball club. Marc hates the term “lame duck manage,” but Girardi is in the final year of his contract, and if he cannot turn this team around in the next couple of weeks, his time with the Phillies may be over.
Next, Farzetta discusses the uncertainty of Joel Embiid’s return for Game 3. People think that Embiid is injured again and “soft,” Marc disagrees completely because as soon as Joel passes concussion protocol, he will be on the court with the Phantom of the Opera mask. The Sixers tip-off against the Miami Heat at 7 pm in South Philadelphia for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
Then, on the Rothman Orthopedic Guest Line, Farzy is joined by Adam Caplan of the Inside the Birds Podcast, the source for all Eagles intel. Caplan and Farzetta get right into the “Caplan Grading system,” which is the Birds did a good job. The draft is all about the future, not the immediate success of the upcoming season, and the Eagles did everything right. Now that the Eagles went out and got Jordan Davis, Gannon and the rest of the defensive staff have to step up against the run. The defense has more talent, so it has to be better in the end. Jalen Hurts has the tools now. He has to make the jump. The Eagles still have some holes at safety and cornerback, and there are free agents out there to fill out their roster.
Marc and Adam discuss the Sixers and their cold streaks in this series against the Heat. Harden is expected to opt into his 47.5 million dollar option next year. Wow! The silver lining of this situation would be he takes this exorbitant amount of money and renegotiates a far smaller extension to keep him playing with Joel Embiid and the Sixers.
The Steak and Main sponsor the chat check on Social Media, answering all the fans’ comments and concerns about Philly sports. The Phillies’ ninth-inning collapse has got the city and the chatroom heated! Rightfully so, after such a disgraceful performance. Joe has a couple of weeks to turn this around. However, this month’s schedule is arguably the hardest the Phillies will face. Philly sports teams will all have new coaches; Nick Sirianni is our savior!
Finally, on the Morning Rush, brought to you by Sky Motor Cars, Marc hopes Joel returns tonight, but it seems unlikely. The Phillies will have a 7:05 pm start with Kyle Gibson on the mound against Max Scherzer for the New York Mets in this second of four series.