Week One A Good One

It’s only one week, but …

– The Phillies are second in the National League in scoring with 43 runs. The Reds lead with 45. Third place? The Mets with 31.

– The Phillies lead the league in batting (.353) and on-base percentage (.407).

– They are second in slugging percentage (.498).

– Ryan Howard, Placido Polanco, Scott Rolen and Neil Walker are tied for the league lead with eight RBIs.

– Howard (.480) is second, Polanco (.440) is fourth, Wilson Valdez (.429) is sixth and Jimmy Rollins (.375) is 12th in batting.

Is this a sign of things to come or just a hot week? We’ll find out, but I think Phillies fans would agree this is better than the alternative (the Cardinals have scored just 15 runs in their first six games).


Roy Halladay looks like he’s in midseason form … Should be a good test for the Phillies this weekend in Atlanta … More from Atlanta later …


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Definitely a great first week and no doubt the confidence gained from such a good opening homestand can only help the team. The bench has been excellent (which was perceived the biggest weakness for some during the offseason), and the bullpen has been great too.

Bring on the Braves!

A Great start.

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