Unlike 2007, the bats will not be the reason this team makes it into the playoffs. It’s going to be pitching and with 40 percent of your rotation on the shelf another injury would devastate it.
Sure, I am overreacting we still have Doc, Lee and the Surfer but those guys don’t win every game as proven this weekend when Cole lost another strong performance.
The Red Sox are having their own issues. Since a 2-10 start they have put it together but recently fell into a little slump losing four in a row and falling behind the Yanks in the AL East.
The Sox are going to be in a dog fight.
and the Yanks will be there every step of the way all year long. The Wild Card will most likely come from the East yet again but you can’t count out Tampa Cleveland and just yet for that slot. Okay, maybe you can. Detroit
It’s a long ride between now and October. It would be great for baseball if the Phils and Red Sox played for a World Series but let’s not get ahead of ourselves just yet.
HALF SEASON PHILLIES AWARDS (The Kornholes)
MVP: Polanco – I know he’s struggled as of late but the rest of this offense as been so dreadful it’s hard to consider anyone else.
THIS WEEK IN PHILLIES FUTURE
Interleague play continues with three against the Red Sox and then off to Homecoming weekend in
. I think the Sox take 2 of 3 from our Phils and then the Jays do the same. Toronto
That’ll wrap things up for this edition of Kornhole’s alley. Next week we’ll preview the All-Star game and have a member of the Phillies inside the Kornhole. Don’t forget to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org