Thursday, May 10, 2018

Phillies gliding along at home best home record in NL


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The Phillies have shown a potent offense with Maikel Franco, Odubel Herrera, and now Carlos Santana seems to have caught fire as well


The best home record in the NL? No, we couldn't be mentioning that and the Phillies in the same breath. It's true though, the Phillies are the current owners of that title. Just behind them is the Arizona Diamondbacks at 13-6 at home.

If the Phillies could somehow start to do better on the road, we could have a really fun baseball season in front of us. I say this with caution though, as sometimes this team seems to slip and not look like the same good team that it has been the last couple of games.

With an overall record of 21-15 the Phillies are just a 1/2 game behind the Atlanta Braves in the NL East. That's really amazing as we are 36 games into this baseball season. To say that it is going to happen this way the rest of the season, we can't say for sure.

I talked with a few fans recently about the success of the team. One person I talked with admitted to be a 'bandwagon' jumper Phillies fan. He said he couldn't watch them the past couple years with how bad they were. That's understandable, to a person who may really not be a huge baseball fan like this guy, it was probably too much for him to watch on a nightly basis. The Phils had finished in 4th or 5th place in the NL East the last 5 years with at least finishing the season 23.0 GB from the leader.

Well, it's certainly refreshing to see this team finally start to put some decent wins into their season, we can only hope it continues. With this type of early success, if it continues, we may see the Phillies become buyers for the trade deadline. I know this is still far away, but one can hope!




Today, the Phils play another Facebook exclusive game with the final game of the series against the San Francisco Giants. It's the third time that the Phils have been included in this Facebook exclusive type of broadcast. I am still not sold on it, I prefer to watch the regular broadcast of the game on television, but I will probably list to a lot of this game on the radio broadcast.

The Phillies Talk Podcast is recording as well later today with myself and Matt Veasey, so, check this blog out for the show when it is finished and of course you can listen in on iTunes just search for the Phillies Talk Podcast and subscribe to the show!


Notes from last night's game and Phils stats:

Pivetta is now 2-2 on the season with the win last night

Carlos Santana is now batting .189 - still low but he is showing signs of getting better - had 5 RBI last night in the cleanup spot

Nola is leading the NL Starting pitchers in WAR at 2.5

Phillies team pitching is in the Top 5 in the MLB in runs allowed per game with 3.81 - Houston leads all with 2.77

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