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Preview of the week and some early Magic

Magic you ask? The Philies Magic Number as of today is 143. I know, a bit early aren’t we? I do want to try to incorporate this number into future entries. So this is just the beginning. On to the preview. Well, you should have put money on my prediction for last week. I was perfect at 3-3. This week’s schedule looks a little like this:

  • 4/26 at SF
  • 4/27 at SF
  • 4/28 at SF
  • 4/29 Off Day
  • 4/30 vs. NYM
  • 5/1 vs. NYM
  • 5/2 vs. NYM

Halladay pitches twice in the next two series. Tonight vs Jonathan Sanchez and the third game against the Mets. The Giants and Mets both have top 10 rotations and bullpens, so if the Phillies bats don’t wake up, this could be a long week. Based on recent hitting trends, I am sad to say that I think the Phillies will have a rough week this week. Better to struggle early rather than late I guess.

My prediction for the week has the Phillies going 2-4 or 3-3 at best. UGH!

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Phillies Schedule: 4/11-17/10

It looks as if the Phillies are going to go with a five man rotation out of the gate. There is still a possibility but that is very doubtful. So Halladay should pitch twice this week. The first would be Sunday, April 11th at Houston. He matches up against Houston ace Roy Oswalt. The second, which I am looking forward to, is Saturday, April 17th home against the Marlins. I am looking forward to it Saturday’s game purely because I will be attending. Hopefully, I will be privy to one of those patented Halladay outings. The schedule for the week pans out like this.

  • Sun @ Houston
  • Mon vs. Washington
  • Tues OFF DAY
  • Wed vs. Washington
  • Thurs vs. Washington
  • Fri vs. Florida
  • Sat vs. Florida

Realistic 4-2

Prediction 5-1

Current standings: 3-1 (Post written before Sat. game @ Houston)

Phillies Schedule: 4/4-10/10

The first week of the season has the Phillies playing the Nationals and Astros respectively. While the Phillies should beat up on the Nats, it remains to be seen if Kendrick will replace Blanton on Thursday or if Moyer or Happ get the nod. As long as we win the series, I’ll be happy.

The Astros have not listed their starters for their series against the Phils. The Phillies are expected to wear their retro 1965 away jerseys in honor of the Astros 45th season. If the Phils use a 4 man rotation to start the season, it will look like two of Moyer, Kendrick, or Happ plus Doc. If they use the 5 man rotation out of the gate look to add Hamels to close out the series. The Phillies could possibly look at two winning series to start the season. Again win the series, I’ll be happy.

  • Realistic: 3-2
  • Prediction: 4-1

Current standings 0-0