Category Archives: Weekly Discussion

Open Discussion: Week of May 22nd

Stop me if you’ve heard this before, “And another disappointing week”.  The Phillies were swept by the Texas Rangers and lost 2 of 3 against the Pittsburgh Pirates.  They returned home with a 2-7 record on their road trip.  During the past week, the Phillies scored 11 runs in their 5 losses.  No surprise that their starting pitchers absorbed the loss in 4 of those 5 games.  They return home to face the first place Colorado Rockies and the fading Cincinnati Reds.

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Open Discussion: Week of May 15th

And another disappointing week.  The Phillies scored 15 runs in two games against the Mariners and lost both games, blowing a 9-5 lead in one game and allowing 8 runs after the 6th inning in the other.  then they dropped two of three to the Nationals.  The Phillies’ bullpen absorbed all 4 losses this week.

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Open Discussion: Week of May 8th

Another disappointing week for die hard Phillies fans.  After a week opening win against the Cubs in Wrigley, the Phillies dropped 3 straight against the world champions.  They came home and dropped the first two games against the Nationals this week end.  Aaron Altherr’s eighth inning, pinch hit, 3-run HR extended Sunday’s game to extra innings.  Freddy Galvis’ SF salvaged one win in the series. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of May 8th

Open Discussion: Week of May 1st

I would think the past week was a little disappointing for Phillies fans.  Coming off a week where the Phillies won 2 out of 3 from the Mets and swept a three-game series from the Braves, the Phillies continued to fuel the high by sweeping two games from the Marlins after a rain out.  Then they went to LA and were swept by the Dodgers.  The killer was the three home run barrage that wrenched defeat from the jaws of victory in the ninth inning Saturday night. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of May 1st

Open Discussion: Week of April 24th

Big week for the Phillies.  They reached .500 (9-9) with a 5-1 record for the week.  They took 2 out of 3 from the Mets in NY and swept the Braves at CBP.  They are in third place, ahead of both teams.  They host second place Miami in a three game series starting Tuesday. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of April 24th

Open Discussion: Week of April 10th

The Phillies started the 2017 season 3-3 with an opening day win in Cincinnati and two wins at home against the hated Nationals.

It was kind of an uneven week.  Don’t get me wrong, I think 3 wins is an excellent outcome for the week.  But, some things gave me pause.

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Open Discussion: Week of April 3rd

The Phillies went 3-2-1 in the final week of spring training.  After thirty-six games, the Phillies had a 14-17-5 Grapefruit League record.  They posted wins of 7-1, 8-2, and 8-2 last week; and losses of 10-4 and 14-1.  They tied 7-7.  That’s 35 runs for, 36 against.  Could be an interesting season.  The Phillies open Monday in Cincinnati at 4:10 PM.  The Phillies opened against the Reds last season and blew saves in the 8th and 9th innings while dropping the first two games of the season. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of April 3rd

Open Discussion: Week of March 27th

The Phillies went 2-3-1 last week.  After thirty games, the Phillies have an 11-15-4 Grapefruit League record.  The Phillies play 6 games this week – night games Monday and Tuesday against the Blue Jays in Dunedin and at home, two split squad games on the road Wednesday, and home games Thursday and Friday. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of March 27th