Thursday, April 03, 2008
The Phils finally have the first win to build upon. I was hoping this would happen today, if it didn't I would have thought what a lot of other Phillies fans were starting to think: it's going to be a long season.
The Fightin's didn't win pretty, but we'll take it. A win is a win they say and this was an ugly win but it still counts. I wish the Phillies would stop this 'come from behind' mentality. It seems like they did that all last year, pulling out these rabbits out of a hat. The Phils tie it, then go ahead, but no lead is safe it seems.
I don't want to say too much more at this point in the season as the team is 1-2 and going into a series with an improved Cinncy team who is 2-1 and on a 2 game win streak. Ken Griffey is still at it, although to me it seems like he is always hurt. He stands at 593 homeruns. The Phils will face a lifetime record of 60-60 Josh Fogg, formerly with Colorado and now with the Reds for the first game of the series.
Adam Dunn is still with the Reds, he is still a deep threat with this his 8th season in the MLB all with the Reds. Second baseman, Brandon Phillips has been hot lately with the Reds, and his season batting averages have been getting higher each of the past couple years.
I don't want to be greedy, but let's get a least two games here guys if not a sweep to get us on a winning record!
Rich Baxter / Fightin'Phils Blog