This time last week, the Phillies were 4-8 and it felt like we were potentially looking at a long season. Not technically any longer than a winning season, mind you. Just the kind of losing season that drags on longer than anyone wants, hanging around like the last party guest who would rather show you … Continue reading Week 3 Recap: .500! .500!
Woof. What a difference a week can make in a season's outlook. After last Sunday's win evened their record up at 3-3, the Phils took the week off and went 0-4 during the work week. That brings their season record from Monday through Friday to an abysmal 1-7 (their one win on Opening Day). If … Continue reading Phillies Weekly Recap #2: Winless Weekdays and Weekend Warriors
What an up-and-down week the Phillies have had. For all that I've said about the Phillies having a "non-competitive" season, it's hard to remember how exciting games can be regardless of a team's talent level. A brief rundown of the games so far: Opening day: Win, 4-3. In spite of Jeanmar Gomez's best efforts in … Continue reading Opening Week 2017: Jeanmar Gomez, Your Time Is Running Out (UPDATE)
I know. I know. Last week I said I was finished with my preview series. After all, the last post was relief pitchers. How could that ever be topped? But I would be remiss to leave out the most consistent performer of the Phillies. Game after game, this person(?) contributes to the team in ways … Continue reading 2017 Phillies Preview: The Most Important Member of the Team