Roller Coaster Ride Continues
Summer is the time for roller coaster rides. For the fifth straight weekend, the Phillies continued their up and down ride.
They lost three of four in Pittsburgh on the first weekend of July, then won all four from the Reds the following weekend, lost three of four in Chicago, swept four from the Rockies and yesterday, salvaged one win out of three in DC.
At times, the season has been promising; other times, painful. Yet, when you look at the standings today, the Phillies are in the race for the east and the wild card entry.
This despite an abnormal number of injuries. Raul and Ryan joined the lengthy list yesterday. Just think, Jayson is the only regular that hasn’t missed a game because of an injury.
Nine weeks and 57 more games to go in the regular season. Just have to keep battling.
Well, next weekend, we’re back home against the Mets.
Darren Daulton will be inducted into the Phillies Wall of Fame on Friday night, Garry Maddox BBQ Challenge is on Citizens Bank Way on Saturday afternoon followed by Alumni night in which some 40 former Phillies will be introduced on the field and Sunday there is an Alumni Batting Challenge pre-game. More on that later.
Alumni will be on hand for pre-game Tent Parties on Friday night and Sunday afternoon. Kevin Stocker and Ricky Jordan will be there on Friday and Mike Lieberthal on Sunday. The event includes a Q& A. And, each fan will receive an autographed photo. Tickets are available online.
Wall of Famers who will return for the Friday night induction include Senator Jim Bunning, Steve Carlton, Mike Schmidt, Greg Luzinski, Maddox, Tony Taylor, Dick Allen, Bob Boone and Dallas Green. Ceremonies begin at 7 p.m.