Sunday, August 30, 2015

Phillies Four on the Floor

Phillies have flourished in four-game series.

Phillies Four on the Floor

Cole Hamels pitched up his 14th win of the season after defeating the Brewers on Thursday night. (Jeffrey Phelps/AP)
Cole Hamels pitched up his 14th win of the season after defeating the Brewers on Thursday night. (Jeffrey Phelps/AP)

Once the Phillies settle in, they settle in well ... very well.

Their current series with the Brewers in Milwaukee is their eighth four-game set of the season. They have rung up an incredible 25-4 record in games during those series, 20-2 in the first three games of each set.

Dates Opponent         Game 1     Game 2     Game 3     Game 4
April 21-24 at Padres W   3-0 W   2-0 W   4-2 W   3-1
May 23-26 Reds W 10-3 L    3-6 W   5-4 W 10-4
June 9-12 Cubs L    3-4 W   7-5 W   7-1 W   4-3
June 14-16 Marlins W   9-1 W   8-1 W   5-4 W   3-0
July 22-25 Padres W   3-1 W   8-6 W   5-3 L    4-5
Aug. 4-7 at Giants W   3-0 W   9-2 W   2-1 L    1-3
Aug. 29-Sept. 1    at Reds W   3-2 W   9-0 W   3-0 W   6-4
Sept. 8-11 at Brewers W   7-2      
Sept. 16-19 Cardinals        
Sept. 20-22 Nationals        
   Record  (25-4) 7-1 6-1 7-0 5-2
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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.

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