Category Archives: Weekly Discussion

Open Discussion: Week of October 1st

The Phillies closed out the season with an 11-0 pasting of the hated New York Mets.  They posted a 4-2 record over the final week with series wins over the equally hated Washington National and the Mets.  The Phillies finished with a 66-96 record and a .407 PCT.  They posted a 71-91 record in 2016, but showed promise after the All Star break this year when the went 37-38 after the infusion of several of their young prospects – Nick Williams, Jorge Alfaro, Rhys Hoskins, and J.P. Crawford and some improved second-half pitching from guys like Victor Arano, Jake Thompson, Ben Lively, Adam Morgan, and Hoby Milner.   Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of October 1st

Open Discussion: Week of September 24th

This week the Phillies posted a 4-3 record.  They came within a Pinto of sweeping a four-game series from the Los Angeles Dodgers.  They had a 4-3 lead in the fourth game when Mark Leiter turned the game over to the bullpen.  Leiter had held the Dodgers to just one earned run in his six innings.  The Phillies then dropped two out of three to the Atlanta Braves.  They have a 62-94 record and a .397 PCT.  They are still not the worst team in baseball. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of September 24th

Open Discussion: Week of August 27th

The Phillies were on their way to another horrendous week, losing 3 of 4 to Marlins.  But, as so often happens in the baseball world, we learned why you must play the games.  The Phillies won 2 of 3 games and salvaged the week with a 3-4 record.  And, although the Cubs outscored the Phillies 21-15 on the strength of a 17-2 rout in the middle game of the set, the Phillies easily handled the Cubs in 7-1 and 6-3 victories.   They have a 48-81 record and a .372 PCT.   Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of August 27th

Open Discussion: Week of August 20th

The Phillies were on their way to a truly horrendous week when they halted their 6-game losing streak with back-to-back wins before leaving San Francisco.  They ended their 3-week trip around the country with a 5-13 record.  They finished the week with a 2-5 record. They have a 45-77 record and a .369 PCT.   Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of August 20th