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4/05/2017 2:19 pm  #1


The Phils 2017

Off to a good start.  Like Larry Andersen said, "You can't win 'em all unless you win the first one."

Although I do have some reservations about Gomez as the closer.

 

4/05/2017 2:37 pm  #2


Re: The Phils 2017

My know-nothing-know-it-all prediction for the number of Phils' wins this year is 74. I think Gomez will be fine as a closer but the pitching staff as a whole is going to be shaky.

I'm going to be at next Tuesday's game against the Mets. It's Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts night so my kid gets to run the bases before the game.  Should be fun. 


I think you're going to see a lot of different United States of America over the next three, four, or eight years. - President Donald J. Trump
 

4/06/2017 6:46 am  #3


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Uh, oh ........... I hope that anemic hitting performance isn't a harbinger of things to come.  We've seen this before:  Pitcher allows 1 or 2 runs and takes a loss.   Reds 2, Phillies 0.

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4/06/2017 7:36 am  #4


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I think Lager's prediction of 74 wins seems pretty solid.  I think the starting pitching should be solid, about league average.  Who knows what the bullpen will produce.

The offense as currently constructed will have games where they struggle to score, last night being a good example.  I am hoping we get to see the youngsters this year and what they can do.  I'm excited for Alfaro, Crawford, Williams, Quinn, Cozens and eventually Kingery.

 

4/11/2017 7:00 am  #5


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Well, off to a so-so start .......... 3 - 4 as of now.  But, what's most important to me is the Phils are more exciting to watch.  I think Matt Stairs is making a difference.  I saw this stat:  Last year after 7 games, the Phils walked 12 times, while this year they have worked the pitchers for 29 free passes.  Stairs said in the beginning that he was going to emphasize patience at the plate.

That old saying, "Sometimes a walk is as good as a hit" is true.

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4/18/2017 10:52 am  #6


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Let's talk about the performance of the 'closers'.  So far, they've cost the Phils at least 3 games, and it's early in the season.  Quiz question for Philly fans:  Do you feel comfortable going into the 9th inning with a 2 or 3 run lead?

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4/27/2017 7:56 am  #7


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Hard to believe that the Phils are going to end April at or near the .500 mark. Good for them.

They have a tough road trip coming up. Dodgers, four games against the Cubs, and then back at home versus the Nats.

Let's see how they hold up through that. 


I think you're going to see a lot of different United States of America over the next three, four, or eight years. - President Donald J. Trump
 

5/03/2017 8:38 am  #8


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Well, we're still hanging in there (12-13 record as of today).  A couple of factual tidbits:  The bullpen has blown 5 chances of winning.  The bullpen's ERA is one run worse than the starting pitching staff.  And finally, last night during the post-game coverage, Ricky Bo said he didn't even know Gomez was still on the team.

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5/31/2017 8:28 pm  #9


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Ok, we stink.  It's so frustrating for me.  We've scored more that 4 runs once in the last 16 games.  We now have the worst record in all of baseball, and on track to finish 55 - 107 at this pace.

I have no answers.  I'll repeat what Casey Stengel once said while managing the Mets:  "Can anyone play this game?"

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