The Phillies are home for an important 10 game home stand. They need to make things happen on this home stand, and reverse the terrible past 15 games that they've already played. The team is currently 31-37 and 9 GB in the NL East going into play tonight. What the Phillies need is a serious winning streak, just like the Yankees are on right now (10-0 in the last 10 games.)
This really may be the make it or break it part of the season. These next 10 games take the team to near the end of June, and if they don't improve real soon, their season is more of a salvage season and the 'Golden Age' of the great Phillies dynasty of the past 6 years is over.
The Rockies are just the kind of team that the Phillies need to start the series with. The Rocks are 25-40 and 16 GB in thier NL West division. The only team worse in the NL West is the San Diego Padres, a team that is 18.5 GB from the Dodgers.
We have Cole Hamels going for the Phillies tonight, another reason for a great start to this series.
Let's just forget about what happened in the interleague series, you can't change it and the games are over. The Phillies have got to prove that they are better, not only to the fans but to themselves. It's obvious that this group is not gelling together well, with some help from Ruben Amaro, he could make the changes that this team needs and still somehow make the playoffs.
It all starts tonight with this series.