Guess things even out over the course of a baseball season.
Phillies began the just-completed road trip with a gut-wrenching loss in Atlanta. The Braves scored three in the bottom of the ninth and then won in extra innings.
Yesterday in San Francisco, the Phillies scored three in the top of the ninth and won in extra innings. It certainly made the long flight home much cheerier. Been on five-hour flights after losses. The flights seemed to take forever.
So, now the team is back home for a 10-game homestand that starts tomorrow night against the first-place Mets, winners of eight straight. Phillies and Dodgers have played the fewest home games in the NL (6), while the Mets and Astros have played the least amount of road games (also 6).
While there is no game listed for today or tonight, some of the players will join Jenn and Chase Utley’s charity event this evening. Proceeds will benefit the Pennsylvania SPCA. The players certainly are huge in community outreach programs.
Saturday is a 3:10 FOX telecast. Joe Buck and Tim McCarver will be her. Matter of fact the first four Saturdays of May (1, 8, 15, 22) are on all on FOX.
Sunday, Jon Miller and Joe Morgan will be here for an ESPN Sunday Night telecast.
ESPN will pick up the Phillies-Cardinals game on next Wednesday. That will be blacked out in the Philadelphia market.