Monday, August 20, 2007

To Make the Playoffs the Phillies Need to...

1. The Phils can't give up a 4-run lead in the 7th inning and allow a 7-run inning like they they did yesterday.
2. Adam Eaton needs to be more conssitent when he rejoins the rotation from the DL.
3. Wes Helms need to hit better, not great but better.
4. Chase Utely has to return from his injured hand and continue his MVP type pace, as he had before he got injured.
5. Ryan Howard needs to stop striking out as much and needs to deliver with runners in scoring postion.
6. The whole Phillies team needs to hit better with runners on.
7. The bullpen needs to be a little more consisitent. I remember the bullpen being good earlier this month and then yesterday they blew up, like they do on various occaisons. They CAN NOT blow up.
8. Shane Victorino needs to come back and play good.
9. They need to win big games against the Padres and Mets.
10. They also need a little bit of luck.

Prediction: I think the Phils will make the playoffs for the first time since going to the World Series in 1993. I think they will win the NL Wildcard.

1 comment:

  1. To make the Playoffs the Phillies need to:

    Find a way to to allow them to jump from the 6th to the 9th inning, so that they don't have to use their terrible bullpen in innings 7 and 8...