Phillies Return to Earth

After getting off to a surprisingly good start for the first 10 games, the Phillies reminded their fans why they will battle the Atlanta Braves this year for the basement in the NL East.  Their offense has disappeared, and their pitching along with it.  Citizens Bank Park was a ghost town tonight, populated mostly by fans from Queens chanting “Let’s Go Mets”.  

Phils - Empty vs. Mets 2

Sitting in the comfort of my living room, the only excitement came when Maikel Franco crushed a ball to dead center field in the bottom of the 8th with two runners on, only to have Juan Lagares pull the ball back into the ballpark.

Phils - Lagares Snags Franco

I would say “It’s Going To Be A Long Year”, but it already has been one …

About Leonard J. Press, O.D., FAAO, FCOVD

Developmental Optometry is my passion as well as occupation. Blogging allows me to share thoughts in a unique visual style.
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2 Responses to Phillies Return to Earth

  1. doctuhdon says:

    We have some exciting hitting prospects at AA and AAA who I hope to see later this season. We will not be contenders for three years, but hopefully the trajectory will be a positive one until then.

  2. From your mouth to the Baseball Gods’ ears!

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