11 years ago our Philadelphia Phillies fell out of the first round of the NL postseason. Falling short to the St. Louis Cardinals. Where Ryan Howard tears Achilles swinging the ball. And since then he had mediocre baseball. The Phils couldn’t crack 85 wins. Phillies made 5 manager changes. Charlie Manuel, Ryne Sandberg, Pete Mackanin, Gabe Kepler, and Joe Girardi. Attendance dropped from 3 million to 1M.
Moving on from Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley, The Big piece, Cole Hammels, and so forth. However, there’s one x-factor still in the picture at least for the Phillies’ opponent the St Louis Cardinals. Albert Pujols found himself remerging with this Cardinals lineup when he was pondering about retirement back in June—then finding himself breaking Records by putting up Homerun 700 back in the summer. Now looks to be a key piece in the Cardinals lineup alongside Paul Goldschmidt and others. My prediction the Phillies can win this series.
With Wheeler and Nola being the one-two punch. In both series, Zach Wheeler has 10ks. My opinion. The Phillies need to get on the scoreboard early. If I’m Orchestrating the being part of the lineup Kyle Schwarber, Alec Bohm, JT Realmuto, and Rhys Hoskins. Have Kyle Schwarber hit the long ball early? I’ve to proffer him being the lead-off guy however having him Set the tone. Bohm and Realmuto got on base and have Rhys hit the long ball. For me, the X- factor has to be Bryce Harper. He needs to get back to his game. And the time is now! This has been an amazing Journey from being 12 games out in late May to being one of the hottest teams of the Summer.
Pat Bernard has 4 years of podcasting. His first year with the Pattison Ave Phantics and 4 years running Devereaux Sports. Now currently, both Devereaux sports and Edge of Sports. Pat is a 5 for 5 Philly sports fan.
Flyers, Phillies, Eagles, Sixers, and Union. The Gobbler is a former pro wrestler and ACPW Hall of Famer! He is originally from Northeast Philly (by the Tacony bridge) out of Ambler.