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Phillies week recap – Sept. 13 -20th 2020

The past week for the Phillies started off really badly, the Phils had 3 straight losses to the Marlins, yes, that Miami team that hasn’t done much in the past several years. The Phils managed to lose the doubleheader on Sunday and then Monday’s game. This ended an awful 7-game series with the Marlins and it showed for the Phillies as they only won 2 games against the Fish in the series.

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The Phils then had a series with the NY Mets, and proceeded to lose 2 of 3 games to them. First game of the series was a nice win. Blown save was the key phrase of the series, Adam Morgan getting a BS and then Neris the loss on Wednesday’s game. And in Thursday’s game Brandon Workman earned his 3rd loss of the season by giving up 3 runs, on 3 hits, 3 ER, to help the Phillies lose 10-6 to the Mets in this one. Workman has been dreadful for the Phillies, he has a 5.59 ERA currently. His nickname is ‘Work’ and he needs a lot more of ‘Better Work’ to make good for the Phillies picking him up.

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Fast forward to the weekend, just ending as I am writing this. The Phils salvage what could have been a terrible week for them with a 4-game series with the Blue Jays, winning 3 of the 4 games. Would you still believe the Phillies are a playoff contender? Even with a 27-26 record at this point with 1 more week remaining in the regular season of the 60-game postponed and put off Covid-19 shortened season, thank god it’s coming to an end.

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The Phils take on the Washington Nationals for 4 games, then finish up with the Tampa Bay Rays, for 3 games, then who knows?

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Notable: Bryce Harper leaves with lower back strain, day to day – adding to a list of injuries the Phillies have had in this shortened Covid-19 season, thank goodness it wasn’t a 162-game season like usual.

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