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Phillies find a refreshing winning streak and battle more in 2nd half

The team battled back last night, and has been playing a little more crisply in the 2nd half of the season

Just when you thought the Phillies season was over and everything was filled with losing, the team ventured on and finally found a nice winning streak. Even though, they lost last night in an epic game where they battled back to a 9-8 loss, the team seems to be really trying the hardest they have all season. The brief winning streak got some fans talking at least.

The Phillies will have to continue playing well to match the season high of a six-game winning streak which was set back in April.  It’s great to see the teams wins total rise after what seemed to be forever anchored to the twenty something wins that the team has been mired on for some time. The Phils notched their 20th win on June 5th, and didn’t get to 30 wins until July 16th.

This is just what Phillies fans needed to bring up the spirits and give us some faith that this team can indeed win ballgames. The Phil won their 3rd game in a row before a crowd of 17,550 on a humid Friday night against a team that is in first place in the NL Central.

The Brewers just got finished playing the Phillies in Milwaukee last week, with the Brew crew taking two of three there. The Phils are just 11-26 this year in 1-run games including last night where they clawed their way back in a 9-8 loss. The month of May was especially difficult for the Phillies, the Phils were 6-22 for the month. I would really like to know what went on to cause this to happen. I know the bullpen was imploding regularly, and the offense was sputtering very badly.

There has been talk where some of the players on the Phils roster may be traded, that could be good for them as players. The Phillies management have shown the fans that this rebuild is very much in a state of flux so far. Matt Klentak has answered questions about the Phillies future with a lot of mumbo jumbo talk about this team. We’re smarter than that in Philly, we don’t buy into talk that we know is a bunch of double speak.

Howard Eskin asks a legitimate question to Matt Klentak and Matt gets mad that this press person is a real press guy, not a team ‘party line’ press person like most of the guys that sit up in the Phillies press box. 

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