Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Phils win on Gywnn Jr.'s return



Chase dropped this one, perhaps he was dreaming of his post game meal or something




It's been another tough week to watch this Phillies team. The homestand started with the Phillies getting shutout, it's the 8th time that the Phillies have been blanked at home this year. The record for this is 14 games that goes way back to 1969, there is still about half the season left, so we may see this team flirt with that dubious record.

The bright spot, the Phillies won last night, but this team is in serious need of help. Forget the talk of blowing up this team, it's already blown up right here in front of our eyes in 2014. They just don't have anything left in their tanks to salvage this season.

Tony Gywnn Jr. returned last night, to a standing ovation. His statements about honoring his father's name resonated well within the ears of Phillies fans, he came up to be a pinch hitter and wore his father's old number, 19. Gwynn Jr. then grounded out and the Phillies were able to hold on to this game for a much needed win.

There was 24,860 at the ballpark last night, as the Phillies plummeted to the basement of the NL East, so did the fan attendance. We're seeing something historic on the field from the Phils this year, it may be their worst year since coming to the new stadium in 2004, their worst season of 73 wins was done last year, and they may break that record this year. You'd have to go back many years to find the Phillies in the 60's for their wins column, the last time that happened was 2000, with 65 wins on the season.


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