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Phillies Breaking Bad on Road After ASB

Opening the second half away from CBP has not been good for Phillies.

Phillies Breaking Bad on Road After ASB

This will mark the sixth time in eight seasons the Phillies will pick up play away from home following the All-Star break. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)
This will mark the sixth time in eight seasons the Phillies will pick up play away from home following the All-Star break. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)

This will mark the sixth time in eight seasons the Phillies will pick up play away from home following the All-Star break. They have played nine series on those road trips before returning to Citizens Bank Park and have won only two of them.

Combined, they are 13-16 in games on those trips:

Year    Dates Opponent    W-L    Dates Opponent W-L
2004 July 15-18    at Mets  2-2 July 19-20    at Braves  1-1
2006 July 14-16 at Giants  2-1 July 17-19 at Padres  1-2
2008 July 18-20 at Marlins  1-2 July 22-24 at Mets  1-2
2009 July 16-19 at Marlins  3-0
2010 July 15-18 at Cubs  1-3 July 19-22 at Cardinals     1-3
2011 July 15-17 at Mets   July 18-20 at Cubs  
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.

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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