Sunday, April 26, 2009
To say the Phillies are in place for their first sweep is the easy thing. Actually winning today will be a feat for the Phillies, as the first two games against the Marlins were won in dramatic fashion very late in the game. The Marlins have been the hottest team in baseball over the first three weeks of play. If the Phillies came out and played like them we would have all been ecstatic with the way the season started.
Here's how the Phils offensive leaders look like up to the start of today's match with Florida the Phillies rank 4th in overall batting in the National League:
HR's - Raul Ibanez 5
Batting AVG - Raul Ibanez .328
RBI's - Chase Utley 15
Runs Scored - Chase Utley and Raul Ibanez 14
Stolen Bases- Shane Victorino 3
The pitching is near last in the National League for a lot of stats, I don't even want to list them at this time.
For now the broom is at the ready. Can the Phillies convert their first sweep of the year?