Monday, May 25, 2015

Phillies Battling In The AL West

Phillies have at least been consistent in AL West ballparks.

Phillies Battling In The AL West

The Phillies went 1-2 against Ichiro Suzuki and the Mariners this weekend. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
The Phillies went 1-2 against Ichiro Suzuki and the Mariners this weekend. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

At least the Phillies have been consistent when it comes to interleague series in the ballparks of AL West teams. They have played six of them in their history and finished 1-2 in each. The details:

Year    Dates Opponent       Game 1    Game 2    Game 3
2003 June 9-11 Angels      W 3-0     L  1-2     L  3-5
2005 June 14-16    Mariners      L  1-3     L  1-5     W 3-2
2005 June 17-19 Athletics      W 6-1     L  1-2     L  2-5
2008 June 24-26 Athletics      L  2-5     W 4-0     L  0-5
2008 June 27-29 Rangers      L  7-8     W 8-6     L  1-5
2011 June 17-19 Mariners      L  2-4     W 5-1     L  0-2
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Boop – who goes by Bob Vetrone Jr. when he is undercover or paying bills – has been at the Daily News since 1982, after working for five years at the Philadelphia Bulletin up to its closing. Along with helping to build the sports scoreboards most nights, he has had great input into the papers’ special sports pullouts – March Madness, Broad Street Run, Record Breakers, Greatest Moments – as well as its day-to-day, award-winning event coverage.

A 1980 graduate of North Catholic, he took some evening college courses. Those lasted right up until the first conflict with a Big 5 doubleheader.

His favorite books growing up were the NBA Guide and the Baseball Encyclopedia, which was, for all intents and purposes, the Internet before there was an Internet.

He has been immersed in sports statistics since the early 70s, when his father (long-time sports writer, broadcaster and the Daily News’ Buck The Bartender), would take him into the Bulletin newsroom overnight in the summer and let him update the Phillies statistics in a little, black spiral notebook. But things have changed tremendously in the decades since … He now uses a big, black spiral notebook.

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