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Cito Gaston's Toronto Jays get a win at 'home' today in Philly
The word ‘mediocrity’ is a word that you use to denote a state of mediocre quality. Is that what we’re seeing from the Phillies this year? They seem to take 3 steps forward and two steps back. The loss to the Jays this afternoon in Philly is more of a handwriting on the wall that this is what we’re going to get from this Phillies team in 2010.
How the Phillies Rank in the MLB in offense as of June 26Look at the various measures of success a team has and where the Phillies are right now in the MLB:
- Team Batting Average - .259 -17th overall
- Home Runs – 73 -9th overall
- Runs Batted In – 322 -13th overall
- Hits – 622 -23rd overall
- Record 39-33 - 3 GB -with Atlanta still to play on Saturday night
Today in Philadelphia it was the Toronto Blue Jays that were the home team, but not everyone is happy with this move. I was listening to some of the radio recap from the Toronto loss on Friday night, and the broadcaster for the Jays was bashing the idea that we should even try to fool ourselves that the Jays are the ‘home’ team.
Phillies may be ‘road team’ but stats will be kept as if they were ‘home’ teamThe Elias Sports Bureau, the official scorer for the MLB, said all of the stats will be recorded as a home series for the Phillies, despite that the Phillies are actually the ‘visitors’ on the scorecard. The New York Mets were vocal in expressing concern that the Phillies had three extra games at home also.
Cole Hamels served up 3 HR on 7 H and 3 BB on this afternoon in Philly, he lasted just 4 innings. The Jays would never look back today and Hamels record falls to 6-6. Rollins, Victorino, Werth, and Ibanez combined today hit 1-16 with Rollins getting the only hit in the bunch. Ryan Howard hit solo home run 15 today and it takes him to 55 RBI on the season.
It will be the ageless wonder, Jamie Moyer, going for the Phillies on Sunday afternoon, it will be hot so bring plenty of sunscreen and sealed bottled waters with you to the ballpark.