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Phils battling tough teams as end of August nears

The Phils have used the small ball approach to winning and it’s working

The Phillies are battling the tougher teams lately, and have a nice 3 game win streak to show for it. The Phils are now in a postion to sweep the Washington Nats, a possibility that didn’t see all that probable just a few short weeks ago.

They are doing it with small ball, the base hits that are turning into runs.

The team is still 15.5 games out of first place and have a record of 60-72, but it is now appearing that the Phils may be able to at least equal last year’s disastrous 73-89 record if they continue playing like they have the past week.

No, it’s not what we expected at the beginning of the season. At least some of us.

For some reason, this team hasn’t been able to pull it together now in a few seasons. In 2012, the Phils were 81-81 and have been on a downward slide since then.

Charlie Manuel was let go last season at a 53-67 record, so far Ryne Sandberg has remained out of the spotlight for why the Phillies aren’t doing so well.

For now though, we’ll take these last couple of games and try to build off of the positive of this. Start from little and try to think bigger.

One thing is probably for sure, the bulk of this team will probably change this offseason, so you may want to get out to the ballpark before it all changes. It may be the last time you see some of these players in a Phillies uniform.

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