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What?!......Has happened to the Philly offense?

Postby Maris09 » Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:41 pm

Absolutely putrid right now (and really hasn't been great most of the year).

Really surprised by this, any thoughts?
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Re: What?!......Has happened to the Philly offense?

Postby Snakes Gould » Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:47 pm

2nd in the nl in runs scored, 1st in home runs, 2nd in slugging... im not sure what you mean by not great all year.

that being said, the phillies offense is very inconsistent. they arent a team that is going to manufacture runs. every power hitter seems to be streaky and when your team is reliant on 4 or 5 of them like the phillies are, you go through hot and cold stretches.
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Re: What?!......Has happened to the Philly offense?

Postby Maris09 » Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:11 pm

Huh. Guess I should have looked up the stats.

They have seemed a little listless though in many of the games I have seen.
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Re: What?!......Has happened to the Philly offense?

Postby DbacksRback » Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:29 pm

Its not the offense that is bad but the main problem they have is that they are very inconsistant. They have been shut out 4 times at home and that just shouldnt happen :-° They put up 7 runs one night 2 the next 2 nights
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Re: What?!......Has happened to the Philly offense?

Postby smoovethug » Thu Aug 07, 2008 5:49 pm

Inconsistency is the key word. The Phils stink at manufacturing runs. The table setting has been sub-par with Rollins having a rough year and Victorino not using his tools to the best of his ability. Really they just rely on the power hitters to get it done which will cause a lot of inconsistency and frustrating ballgames.
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Re: What?!......Has happened to the Philly offense?

Postby Splendid61 » Thu Aug 07, 2008 6:19 pm

I'd like to see Burrell bat 4th and Howard bat 5th.
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Re: What?!......Has happened to the Philly offense?

Postby buffalobillsrul2002 » Fri Aug 08, 2008 1:07 am

Splendid61 wrote:I'd like to see Burrell bat 4th and Howard bat 5th.


I think I like this idea. Burrell has hit a lot better than Howard this year , and doing this would split up Howard and Utley, making managing much more difficult (right now, managers just bring in a lefty from rollins through howard, and then switch it up and go to the righty).
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Re: What?!......Has happened to the Philly offense?

Postby Snakes Gould » Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:01 am

buffalobillsrul2002 wrote: Burrell has hit a lot better than Howard this year


i have a huge problem with that. burrell had 1 great month and howard had one terrible month.

we've always yearned for a big right handed hitter to hit in between utley and howard, but burrell has never been that guy. he's been pretty good this year and at times the phils do hit utley 2, burrell 3, and howard 4.
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Re: What?!......Has happened to the Philly offense?

Postby buffalobillsrul2002 » Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:48 pm

Snakes Gould wrote:
buffalobillsrul2002 wrote: Burrell has hit a lot better than Howard this year


i have a huge problem with that. burrell had 1 great month and howard had one terrible month.

we've always yearned for a big right handed hitter to hit in between utley and howard, but burrell has never been that guy. he's been pretty good this year and at times the phils do hit utley 2, burrell 3, and howard 4.


Fair enough. Phillies have a really tough situation with their batting order, becuase after Burrell, the bottom 4 is pretty much a black hole. So you either screw Howard over and give him no protection, or you screw Burrell over.....
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Re: What?!......Has happened to the Philly offense?

Postby smoovethug » Sat Aug 09, 2008 2:13 am

Forgot to mention the fact that they K way too much. %-6
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