What The ___ ??

Go ahead and fill in the blank with whichever word you prefer which best expresses your feelings about the Phillies’ 1-3 start. ;-)

PNC Park = House of Horrors

Why, oh why, is PNC Park such a House of Horrors for the Phillies? After Doc’s gem gave the Phils an Opening Day win over the Pirates, they proceeded to drop the next two contests in painful fashion by giving up the winning run in the final frame. Since its opening in 2001, the Phillies are a paltry 14-24 in that venue, which is one of their worst records in any road park (if not THE worst).

Yet it looks so nice. And this is the Pirates they’re sucking against – they of the 19 straight losing seasons. Again, what the …? Chalk it up as one of life’s mysteries.

 

Who’s On First, Indeed?

Last Thursday, the Philadelphia Inquirer published a Phillies Preview under this banner:

An apt question, since the Phillies have used four different first basemen in the first four games – Ty Wigginton, Laynce Nix, Jim Thome, and John Mayberry, Jr. Hopefully as the season progresses, some sort of continuity will be established, rather than the current revolving door approach.

Ryan Howard, pamper that Achilles and hurry back!

 

Slumbering Lumber

I have a feeling I’ll be using this image frequently this season, or at least in the early going, until Chase Utley and the aforementioned Ryan Howard are back in the lineup.

Currently the Phillies have a collective .198 batting average, ranking them 24th of the 30 major league teams. Yes, it’s only been four games, and yes it’s early in the season, but the Phillies need to start hitting more, and sooner rather than later, or it’s going to be a mighty long season if they dig themselves too big a hole already.

 

6 Comments

I think the Phils’ current situation will let us know, once and for all, if pitching really DOES win championships.
–Jeff

I commiserate with your pain. Somehow we had to be the team the Twins improved their sub-Mendoza batting average against. Aren’t we sweet? Yuck. Anyway, we’re all just a week in. The Twilight Zone looking standings must end at some point.
– Kristen

Dodgers seem to have the Pirates number! They swept! i have both Utley and Howard in my basebll fantasy team. Knew they were injured but still drafted them.
-Emma

I, nor do I think anyone else does either, really don’t see the Phillies continuing to struggle THIS badly, but if they float low-ish for a while before Howard returns to the lineup, this could be a *very* interesting division.
-Mateo

http://mateofischer.mlblogs.com

Sue,
I fixed the link in my blog. I kept trying several times and it was not working. I was working on it close to 2 AM. I am a night owl that has difficulty sleeping. I pay for it when I have to wake up early to go to work.
-Emma

http://crzblue.mlblogs.com

By playoff time, the Phillies are always in contention and seem to knock the Dodgers out of contention.

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