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Phillies solid with 2nd win straight, superstition surrounds bamboo

Who would have thought we would have heard so much about the Phillies baseball team and bamboo in the same breath of air? Well, bamboo fever is in full swing now with the recent pickup of Brad Miller who brought some bamboo into the clubhouse a few days ago to break the spell of Phillies losing.

Maybe it had nothing to do with the bamboo but the Phillies have now won 2 games in a row, and had to battle back last night to get that 2nd victory. So the bamboo myth is now firmly in place. Baseball is a sport that is tied with certain good luck and bad luck connotations so for now, the bamboo is seen as incredibly good by the superstitious among us.

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Maikel Franco has hit another HR on the season to help the Phils last night

There was also a curveball machine brought out by manager, Gabe Kapler, who himself has transformed as he’s gotten thrown out of his second ballgame last night, he looks like he’s getting more explosive as the season wears on. Maikel Franco hit another HR last night, he’s been back on the plus side as well.

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Hoskins hits a HR last night for the Phils

We’re still waiting for the combination of Hoskins and Harper to get hot at the same time, Harper was 0-3 last night, and Hoskins was 1-3 (he did have an RBI though with the solo HR). Slowly though we’ve seen a little glimpse of the ‘better’ Phillies playing, and of course everything always seems better when you’re winning.

The Phils and the Mets gather again tonight at 7:05 PM and then wrap up this 4-game series at 1:05 PM on Thursday. Can the luck of the bamboo continue?

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