Just when you put the baseball season behind you. Just when you started the countdown to the opening of training camp. Just when you thought your heart couldn’t take any more. The Phils put together a solid month of Major League baseball to creep back towards the .500 mark and possible playoff contention prior to the All-Star break.
Let’s be clear. The Phillies have dug themselves a BIG hole. The Braves and Nats are not going away anytime soon and the Phils have shown flashes before only to flounder.
The difference this time is the the Phils are getting contributions from across the team. Ben Revere is now a .300 hitter. Isn’t nice to say that about a Phillie! Dom Brown is still showing All-Star form and John Lannan pitched his best game so far as a Phil. Good enough on a night where Ryan Howard was icing his knee and Chase Utely went 0-4.
Now it is time for the Phils 1 – 2 pitching punch of Hamels and Lee to shut down the Nats like they get paid for and take control of the ...