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Week In Review – No Brooms, Galvis is My Homeboy

Yup, these are our Philadelphia Phillies.  A constant up and down roller coaster peeking about the .500 line before dropping back down.  Win streaks of five games are continuously overshadowed by losing streaks of three and four.  At one point this season the Phillies were 0-8 when Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee pitched.

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The Phillies haven’t had much to get excited about this season.   The starting pitching has been sketchy and the offense just doesn’t like to show up sometimes.  A couple of bright spots for the team has been the output from rookie Freddy Galvis.  He was brought in to fill the gap at second base for Chase Utley defensively.  No one thought it would be his bat we would be talking about come May.

Also, Placido Polanco has seemed to turn things around and is hitting a lot better.  He may not be the .300 guy we are used to but he can definitely help this team out.

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Don’t forget about the future of the Phillies with the Minor League weekly wrap up.  The organization has to be happy with Clearwater, Reading and Lehigh Valley sitting in second place for their leagues.

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There has not been much going on this week besides the usual game play.  Some things to think about this week is the fact Roy Halladay just left the game after two innings in St. Louis and Roy Oswalt is still available.  We are hoping it’s nothing serious, but it seems the Phillies are going to need some help.

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Don’t forget that we here at Phillies Nations are more than just text.  You can watch us on Phillies Nation TV every week.  This week David Hale from the Wilmington News Journal stops by and the guys talk Ryan Howard and Kevin Youkilis.

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Game Notes

Phillies squander many opportunities

Phillies lose their fourth straight

Phillies win wild one in St. Louis

Pence helps Phils edge Cards in extras

Kendrick auditions for fourth ace spot

Phils can’t sweep, Halladay exits early

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The Phillies are still holding on at 25-24, 4.5 games back of Washington.  As always the NL East is a tight race and I suspect it will continue to be.

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