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Step Back From The Ledge People

Step Back From The Ledge People
By the Captain

We are just four games into the season and Phillies fans are out on ledges of high rises, clinging to the Walt and the Ben ready to jump into the Delaware or screaming on the local sports-talk stations that Charlie Manuel has to go. Take a deep breath people, there’s still 158 games left. 

We knew going in the Phillies were going to struggle to score runs over the first couple months of the season with no Ryan Howardand Chase Utley. This is not the 2009 team that just bashed teams day in and day out. The Phillies run production has been on a steady decline because of injuries and age since that season with a drop in run production from 2009-2011 of approximately 100 runs a season. Now without their two biggest offensive guns there really is only one hitter in the lineup teams may fear even a little bit inHunter Pence. The Phillies offense now more resembles the Giants of last year, or even the Padres. I know it’s scary for Phillies fans to watch a team that struggles to plate runs every game after years of watching this team put up crooked numbers for years.   

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By jbstorey@hardballmadness.com
Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012

 

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