Thursday, May 03, 2007
The month of May will be an interesting – and very successful – one for the Phillies, I think. After playing the red-hot Braves and Mets several games during their rough start, the Phillies get to move against the Giants, the Blue Jays, the Brewers, the Cubs, and the Diamondbacks. The Phillies went 19-13 against the N.L. West in 2006 and 20-17 against the Central.
If history is any guide than the Phillies next nine games ought to be a cakewalk. Here is how the Phillies did against those teams in 2006:
San Francisco: 5-1
Chicago Cubs: 5-2
At the moment the Giants and D-backs are a little above .500, but neither one inspires any feelings of awe. The Cubs, for all of their free spending, are below .500. If the Phillies play things right, they will definitely be above .500 when they move on to face-off with the Brewers on May 14th.
Did you know that the Phillies outfield is leading the N.L. in assists?
Tomorrow: Wes Helms vs. David Bell.