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At least in the past five years I've had my Phillies that have been on the positive side of winning, but it's looking rough right about now!!! Thoughts of optimism anyone? Good thing i have a gut feeling The ND Football Team is on the brink of something surprisedly SPECIAL!! Yeah I said it the Irish will shock everyone this year......
Uhhh... no optimism here. Went to the game Wednesday night vs. L.A. and the infield at the end of the game was Wiggington 3b, Rollins SS, Fontenot 2B, and Mayberry 1b. A long cry from 2 years ago. They are playing terrible baseball in all phases of the game. Poor AB's, poor defense and pathetic hitting with men in scoring position.The pitchers walked 7 including 2 with the bases loaded. On top of that with all of the injuries it doesn't look good for this year. I don't expect anything from Utley or Howard for this year and even if they do contribute it may be too late to matter. I can;'t blame Cole Hamels if he leaves for L.A. and a fat contract...who would want to have this lineup and poor offensive production. The Phillies have scored 16 runs in Cliff Lee's 9 starts. They need to make some changes, Ruben Amaro is going to earn his money. Go Irish !
Ok so maybe I should define optimism... Dagger!!
Being a Pirates fan i despise the phillies,lol. I live two hours from philly and hate every one of their teams,lol.
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what, you want sympathy from this life long Cubs fan? no tks, but i'll have another.......
Run the ball.
Stop the run.
You win, or lose, up front.
Let's face it: The injuries have been devastating. You cannot lose Howard and Utley for the entire season to this point and beyond and expect to be close to last year's team. On top of that: Lee spent time on the DL and now Halladay as well as Worley. The only chance they had to be near the top of the division at this point was if the the great starting staff had been able to stay healthy since the beginning. That would have kept the team above water.
Hey ed.....I am a philly fan. Hate is a pretty strong word, especially towards a fellow PA teams. But like a true philly fan I really do not have any feeling for pitt. Pitt matters so little we can not even hate them. It is all in fun........GO IRISH!
Phillies phan here too. Injuries are definitely the biggest problem and poor play has been an issue. What really sucks is that our season of misery is corresponding with a season where everyone else in the division is playing lights out. This Nationals team is good. The Marlins spent money this offseason, the Braves are a consistently good team, even the Mets are winning this year. Maybe we get healthy late in the summer and make a run at the new second wild card, but it might just be one of those years. (The Phils had a great five year run. I would happily trade a bad MLB season by them this year for ND making a legit run in the fall.)
lol, the buccos have been bad for a long time now. ive always disliked the philly teams for some reason. i think its my friends who all seem to like them that turns me against them,lol.
Brave fan. Only thing worse than the Phillies is the Mets.
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I hear you. We have some real bad fans in philly. But look at Boston pouring a beer on James after the game. That happens in philly and watch the media rip philly to the end of time......just add it to the list. All good here. GO IRISH!
You lose a great leader in Chase Utley and one of the best power hitters in Ryan Howard in left side of the infield,Cliff Lee just got back and then Roy Halladay goes down for the next 2 months,anything is possible with the extra wild card this year.
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