The Philadelphia Phillies: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

10 Jun

Every time you try to get a little excited about this Phillies team, just a little, something happens to take all the wind out of your sails.  Like yesterday’s completely lackluster performance in a 9-1 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers.

The Phils were behind 4-0 by the second inning and it only got worse from there.

It’s actually hard to believe that just this past Thursday this same Phillies team was really on a roll.  They had won five games in a row to finally pull themselves above .500 for the first time all season (31-30) and climb into second place in their Division.

This is it, we thought.  Finally what we’ve been waiting for.  It took a while but it’s all up from here.

The stadium was full, again, red shirts were back in style and there were even a couple of games in that stretch that almost felt like the old days at the ‘Bank,’ the days when ….no, I can’t even say it.

But today, just four short days (and three losses) later the Phillies sit at 31-33, looking up at .500 once again and back in third place behind the front-running Atlanta Braves (that one’s for you, Alan!) and the underperforming Washington Nationals.

I could go on, but why bother?  A rainy Monday here in the East is depressing enough.

“The sky is not falling,” Michael Young said after the game.

Yeah, Michael, but if I remember my fairy tales correctly, that’s what Chicken Little said right  before he and his team were eaten by the foxes.

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4 Responses to “The Philadelphia Phillies: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back”

  1. Alan June 10, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

    Thanks for the shout out

  2. Physics Singer June 10, 2013 at 8:48 pm #

    Given what it apparently accomplished last time, perhaps you should go “on strike” again until they win two in a row?

    • girlsbestphriend June 11, 2013 at 1:09 pm #

      Not a bad idea. The only problem is I might be off till September this time. Hey, maybe that IS a good idea.

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