Category Archives: Weekly Discussion

Open Discussion: Week of August 13th

The Phillies rebounded during their travels with a 3-3 week.  They came back from the west coast and swept a two-game series in Atlanta.  Then, they came home to face the Mets and dropped 3 games in a four-game set.  They have a 43-72 record and a .374 PCT.   Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of August 13th

Open Discussion: Week of August 6th

The Phillies had a bad week, almost a very bad week, going 2-5.  They started with a series-ending victory over the Braves before going on the road.  They were swept by the Angels in Anaheim and were on their way to being swept by the Rockies until a ninth inning rally produced their second win of the week.  They have a 40-69 record and a .367 PCT.   Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of August 6th

Open Discussion: Week of July 30th

The Phillies had another good week going 4-2, crushing Houston after dropping the first 2 games of the series and then taking 3 games from the Braves.  They have won 4 in a row and 8 of their last 11 games.  They have a 34-64 record and a .373 PCT.  They have closed ground on the peloton (if I can borrow a cycling term) and are no longer the consensus worst team in baseball. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of July 30th

Open Discussion: Week of July 16th

The Phillies began the post-All Star break exactly as they played before the break, losing twice as many games as they have won.  The Phillies went 1-2 in a schedule shortened by the break.  They continue to have the have the worst record in baseball.  They have a 30-60 record and a .333 PCT. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of July 16th

Open Discussion: Week of July 9th

The Phillies have reached the All Star break with the worst record in baseball.  They have lost twice as many games as they have won, have a 29-58 record, and a .333 PCT.  They are 22.5 games out of first place in the East Division.  They are 10.5 games behind the fourth place Mets.  As far as the playoffs go, they are better off in the Wild Card race where they are only 21 games behind the Rockies.  “Playoffs? I just hope we can win a game” (In Jim Mora’s squeaky voice.) Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of July 9th

Open Discussion: Week of July 2nd

The Phillies were 3-3 last week!  The Phillies swept a two-game series in Seattle to end the west coast swing of their road trip.  They returned to the east coast and salvaged their series against the Mets with a getaway day victory.

The Phillies offerings under their redesigned Schedule tab are too annoying to navigate. The graphics and ads make the load back and forth between pages too long to bear.  I don’t have the patience to get the team and individual info I would like to provide here.  For this I am truly sorry.

Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of July 2nd

Open Discussion: Week of June 25th

The Phillies were 2-4 last week.  The Phillies had a modest 2-game winning streak when the won the getaway game in Saint Louis and the series opener in Arizona.  Aaron Nola and Mark Leiter pitched the Phillies to victories in those two games and the bullpen didn’t blow either game. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of June 25th

Open Discussion: Week of June 18th

The Phillies were 1-6 last week.  The lone bright spot was their 1-0 victory over the Red Sox and Chris Sale.  Nick Pivetta laid out the blue print for the rest of the starting rotation – throw seven shutout innings and hope the bull pen doesn’t screw it up.  The Phillies were lucky that Pat Neshek and Hector Neris were able to close out the final two innings and the offense was able to scratch out a run.

After a day off Monday, three games at home v. the Cardinals and three on the road in Arizona.

The Phillies are still the worst team in baseball with a 22-46 record and .324 winning percentage.  Things get better when they face the  Red Sox and Diamondbacks.

Here’s the open discussion thread for Phillies’ talk and other topics. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of June 18th

Open Discussion: Week of June 11th

The Phillies were 2-5 last week.  Hope you enjoyed their 4-game winning streak when they won the first two games of the Atlanta series.  They floundered their way to five losses after that.

The Phillies are still the worst team in baseball with a 21-40 record and .344 winning percentage.  Things get better when they face the  Red Sox and Diamondbacks.

Here’s the open discussion thread for Phillies’ talk and other topics. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of June 11th