Final Fightins Home Stand Pulls Split Decision

After splitting the series with the Braves, our Phillies had some positives and negatives. Just when we thought everything was going copacetic with a three-game winning streak. We were opening up with Matt Vierling going 5 for 5 in the first game. The biggest game of his career, carrying that moment against the Braves for the first two games and punishing them on Friday night by having a hit parade down in South Philly, outscoring the Braves 9-1 played really great small ball. Rhys is the player of the game, almost hitting for the cycle and making incredible defensive plays. Aaron Nola putting up 8ks, allowing 4 hits and 3 walks.

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The Reality

Playing like a man on a mission. Then Saturday night is where things got sloppy. Bailey Falter coming back down to earth. Has he given up 10 hits and a home run to William Contreras? He has really become a thorn in the Phillies’ side. Coming clutch with key hits. Sunday’s game. Again, pitching and the bullpen held back this Phillies team from a victory. 9ks for Kyle Gibson however gave up 7 hits and 2 walks, and it’s a shame where Kyle Schwarber had 2 home runs. The run support was there, but it wasn’t enough. Positives and negatives are: Bryce Harper is starting to make good contact. The team is a good small ball. It’s an easy schedule to the end. Phillies control their own destiny. However, is it a sign that the arms are getting cold? We’ll see what happens from here.

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Pat Bernard
Pat Bernard

Pat Bernard has four years of podcasting. His first year with the Pattison Ave Phantics and four years running Devereaux Sports. Now currently, both Devereaux Sports and Edge of Sports. Pat is a  for 6 Philly sports fan.  Flyers, Phillies, Eagles, Sixers, Wings, and Union. The Gobbler is a former pro wrestler and ACPW Hall of Famer! He is originally out of Ambler from Northeast Philly (by the Tacony Bridge).  Pat is a credentialed Philadelphia Wings Beat Reported under Edge of Philly Sports.