Found June 07, 2012 on MyTeamRivals.com:
It is like holding Thanksgiving dinner and not inviting your Mom and Dad. That is what the Phillies must feel like with Chase Utley and Ryan Howard out until the All-Star break because of knee and Achilles injuries, respectively. But this is baseball, besides not crying in baseball (thank Tom Hanks), and you must as a team dealing with injury. And the Phillies are not, losing Thursday 8-3 to the Dodgers. Five straight NL East titles isn’t so sure anymore. But with two playoff spots available, a total of 18 teams were at least four game out. That was the other day and included the Phillies. After losing six straight game and going 3-7 in their last 10 games, the Phillies are six games behind the Washington Nationals with a record of 28-31 in last place. Besides a bad Chad Qualls, just take a look at the Phillies’ lineup recently. Hector Luna batting cleanup? A Phillies lineup might looks like this: Jimmy Rollins, Juan Pierre, Hunter Pence, Carlos Ruiz, Shane Victorino, Ty Wiggington,...
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