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Flyers vs. Phillies

Flyers are outscoring Phillies on days they both play.

Flyers vs. Phillies

Maybe the Phillies bats weren’t as slow-starting as we thought this spring, but they are just lending the Flyers some offense for a while.

On the 11 days that both teams have played this season, the Flyers are outscoring the Phillies, 42-33, which is a lot closer than it was the first nine days the clubs both played (38-25). The Phils are averaging 3.0 runs per game on days when both play, 4.0 runs per game when the Flyers aren’t playing.

Here are the 11 dates on which both have played this season, heading into Sunday night:

 Date  Opponent  Result  Opponent    Result 
 April 5  Sabres  W 2-1  at Pirates  W 1-0
 April 7  at Penguins  L  2-4  at Pirates  L  1-2
 April 11  at Penguins  W 4-3 (ot)   Marlins  W 7-1
 April 13  at Penguins    W 8-5  Mets  L  2-5
 April 15  Penguins  W 8-4  Mets  W 8-2
 April 18  Penguins  L  3-10  at Giants  L  0-1
 April 20  at Penguins  L  2-3  at Padres  W 4-1
 April 22  Penguins  W 5-1  at Padres  L  1-6
 April 29    Devils  W 4-3 (ot)  Cubs  L  1-5
 May 1  Devils  L  1-4  at Braves  W 4-2
 May 3  at Devils  L  3-4 (ot)  at Braves  W 4-0
Bob Vetrone Jr.
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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.

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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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