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Thursday, June 22, 2006


Since defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-3 on June 7, the Phillies have been in absolute free-fall: dropping ten of their last thirteen games. Right now the Phillies are nine and a half games out of first place, and quite frankly I don’t think it is possible for them to catch the Mets at this juncture. Yes, I think the Phillies are in the thick of the wildcard race, but you have to wonder about even that: their next nine games are road games against good AL East teams. Maybe .500 is a realistic goal for this team.

This is a frustrating team to root for. It has enormous talent and tremendous potential. And yet they sputter and stagger about. They have good pitching, yet they surrender runs by the bushel. They’ve been one of the best defensive teams in baseball for years and yet have played like shadows of their former selves this season. Packed with powerful bats, they struggle to score runs.

Last year I quit blogging the Phillies because I was tired of talking baseball and I was pessimistic about the Phillies future. I’ll continue to blog this season out and go well into the winter, but after that … I want to see some life from this team. They’re just sleep-walking right now.

The starting pitching on this team stinks after Myers. Hamels shows alot of promise but he is a rookie with a very little experience pitching professional ball.

It is time to start thinking about next year. As long as Mathieson doesn't get killed in the rotation, I want the Phils to keep him there. Let him develop and see if he is ready to play in the big leagues. If not, just send him down to T-AAA.
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