Category Archives: Weekly Discussion

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

Open Discussion: Week of June 4th

The Phillies were 2-4 last week.  They salvaged another bad week with two wins this weekend over the Giants.  They still have the worst record in baseball, 19-35 with a .352 winning percentage.

The highlight of the week was Ben Lively’s one-run, seven inning performance Saturday night.

The Phillies have redone their web site.  When I click on “sortable schedule” (to pull up the box scores for the previous week), I now get a ticket purchasing menu.  Like, who would buy tickets to see this team.  So, expect the Phillies info to drop off quite a bit at the top of these discussions.  I’ve got nothing else.

Here’s the open discussion thread for Phillies’ talk and other topics. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of June 4th

Open Discussion: Week of May 29th

The Phillies completed their 7-game home stand with 2 wins.  They have the worst record in baseball.  They are 17-31 with a .354 winning percentage.

They managed to win a game against Colorado without scoring more than 2 runs in any of the four games.  They scored 10 runs in 3 games against the Reds and lost two of them.

In an unusual turn of events, starters suffered all 5 losses, relievers earned the 2 victories.

I’ve got nothing else.  Here’s the open discussion thread for Phillies’ talk and other topics. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of May 29th

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.

Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of May 22nd

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.

Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of May 15th

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