The Phillies road trip since Monday has been very good. After sweeping two from Colorado, the Phils split with Milwaukee in the shortest series of the year with the two teams they played. Pat Burrell has been carrying this team, it's his team. He's been winning games for the team left and right, and inspiring better play from Jason Werth as well.
Now the Phillies move into Pittsburgh for a three game set. Snake bitten pitcher, Adam Eaton throws for the Phillies in the first game of 3 with the bucco's. Eaton has pitched well but doesn't have the record to show that yet. Maybe tonight he'll get his first win of the year. The team is on a roll winning 4 out of the last 5 games in what has been a great April for Phillies fans. The team is stacking up wins even though the surprising Florida Marlins are still in the lead of the National League East. I say sign Pat Burrell for 5 more years now! He's paid dividends for the Phils the last two years and it seems like he is just starting to hit his stride.
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Rich Baxter / Fightin Phils Blog
Ryan Howard has been in a horrible slump, he seems like he has other things on his mind. Howard may have hit 100 homers faster than any other player, but he's also striking out loads of times when he is needed to produce. Don't pencil him into the Hall of Fame just yet, he's on video game boxes, baseball card boxes, and other marketing ventures that may be taking his mind off of his primary responsibility which is baseball.
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