Friday, September 4, 2015

Anyway They Can

The Phillies didn't hit the ball well this weekend against the Giants, but they still won the series.

Anyway They Can


The Phillies continue to roll without Jimmy Rollins in the lineup and with Ryan Howard still in a slump -- Howard looked better at the plate early last week, but that didn't translate into more production later in the week -- but it almost caught up to them this weekend.

They averaged just six hits per game in their series victory against the San Francisco Giants. Five of their runs in yesterday's 6-5 victory yesterday at Citizens Bank Park were unearned, and the eight runs they scored in the first two games came via home runs. Fortunately for them, Pat Burrell came through big in Friday's dramatic comeback victory and the Giants booted the ball everywhere yesterday.


In the Phillies Notebook, the Phillies open a four-game series tonight against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. It's not a good time to be struggling with the bats, so the Phillies will have to snap out of their funk fast or it could be a looooong week.


Mike's Baseball Rants looks at the Diamondbacks.


The Phillies are still hoping Rollins can be back later this week. I'm sure Rollins wants to be back in time for this weekend's series in San Francisco. Rollins, who is from Oakland, always has a big family turnout when the Phillies play the Giants.

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