Franco gives this baseball a ride into the stands, and hits the Grand Slam (his first) that gave the Phillies another victory last night
Before the Phillies players went on their All-Star Break, manager Pete MacKanin offered some words of advice for the team. He said that after they come back, they can either be that losing team that they have been up to that point or they can leave that behind and come back and have fun and win some ballgames. The Phillies apparently have chosen to come back, and have some fun and surprise, they are doing nothing but winning ballgames.
The turn around is continuing with a nice win last night against the visiting first place LA Dodgers. Oh, they have a guy named Jimmy that plays shortstop for them as well.
Last night's win was the 13th of the first 16 games back since the All-Star Break return for the team. It's been an incredible time watching this team in those games, they've played entirely different, and seemed to pull together more as one single team rather than a bunch of individual players.
Here is a breakdown of all the games since the All-Star Break courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com
|92||92||Friday, Jul 17||boxscore||MIA||W|
|93||93||Saturday, Jul 18||boxscore||MIA||W|
|94||94||Sunday, Jul 19||boxscore||MIA||W-wo|
|95||95||Monday, Jul 20||boxscore||TBR||W|
|96||96||Tuesday, Jul 21||boxscore||TBR||L|
|97||97||Wednesday, Jul 22||boxscore||TBR||W-wo|
|98||98||Friday, Jul 24||boxscore||@||CHC||W|
|99||99||Saturday, Jul 25||boxscore||@||CHC||W|
|100||100||Sunday, Jul 26||boxscore||@||CHC||W|
|101||101||Tuesday, Jul 28||boxscore||@||TOR||W|
|102||102||Wednesday, Jul 29||boxscore||@||TOR||L|
|103||103||Thursday, Jul 30||boxscore||ATL||W|
|104||104||Friday, Jul 31||boxscore||ATL||W|
|105||105||Saturday, Aug 1||boxscore||ATL||W|
|106||106||Sunday, Aug 2||boxscore||ATL||L|
|107||107||Tuesday, Aug 4||preview||LAD||7:05pm|