Another Saturday where I’ll be gone all day and what else is new… it’s raining here in Atlantic City (or the entire east coast so the Phillies game has a shot at being in danger). I’ll be working from 12-5 then hitting up the Jimmy Buffett concert in Camden (at least my seats are in the covered area).
So the Phillies are currently on a four game losing streak and with a Mets win, are now only two games up. This is f*cking sad. 3-7 versus the AL and 13-20 at home. At HOME! How is a first place team seven games under .500 at home? Luckily they are 23-9 on the road. I mean the Phillies are pretty healthy compared to the Mets, who are putting up a AAA baseball team at the moment, but are barely holding them off.
The Phils just got swept by the Blue Jays and got dominated 7-2 last night versus Baltimore. Granted he gave up four runs, Antonio Bastardo’s seven-inning effort was the lone bright spot. Bastardo only gave up five hits and struck out five. Jack Taschner pitched the last two innings and gave up three runs to end any chance at a comeback for the Phillies. At least the cream of the bull pen was preserved.
The Phillies should hold a promotion at home: “Boo the Phillies Night.” If we can convince the Phillies they’re playing on the road, maybe they’ll play better. This incompetence at home is really bugging me and the rest of the fans out there. If this doesn’t right itself, the Mets will only get healthier and we’ll be seeing a Philadelphia wild card race.
If the weather holds, the Phillies will play tonight at 7:05 ET.