Monday, June 22, 2009

Road trip should help Phils

Hopefully the road trip the Phillies are embarking on will bring some redemption, as they still hold the distinction of the best road team in the Majors. While they've been bewildered at Citizen's Bank Park this season, especially during that horrendous home-stand which ended yesterday, visiting ballparks have been a safe haven thus far.

The injuries are starting to take a toll on the club, but the regulars aren't doing their jobs either. Losing Ryan Howard, Raul Ibanez, Brad Lidge, Scott Eyre and Brett Myers is putting a strain on the rest of the team and they are not handling the extra work load as of late. Howard and Lidge could return tomorrow when the trip starts in Tampa Bay, but regardless, this team is too good to not be finding ways to win, especially against their last few opponents.

The World Series rematch should be interesting, and the Phillies need to take revenge against the Blue Jays while visiting Toronto. Fortunately for the Phillies, despite all their struggles, the Mets have been just as bad, allowing the Phillies to maintain the lead in the NL East.

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