I’m really, really worried about your team. The rankings (records through Wednesday’s games): 1. Houston Astros (31-16; Previous: 3): Three years since Sports Illustrated said they’d win in ’17, and now everything feels a little stale. 2. Washington Nationals
It’s nice to see that once the little girl was returned to her mother, she seemed mesmerized, not terrified, by the furry behemoth. Perhaps the infant should have been more frightened by yet another loss, as the Phillies went down to the Rockies by a score of 7-2. Speaking of which, is there any video out there emblematic of the Phillies’ nightmare start to the 2017 MLB season? The team is now 15-29, the worst record in the majors, and are mired in a 4-20 slump. Phillies fans, adult and otherwise, arguably should be crying, too. Moving on, the Phillie Phanatic without question is of course one of the most iconic professional sports mascots out there, beloved by Phillies fans for decades. But
In the first inning of Wednesday's game, Cesar Hernandez put together what appeared to be a textbook leadoff at-bat. The Philadelphia Phillies second baseman fouled off three straight fastballs from Colorado Rockies starter Tyler Chatwood, then eyeballed a curve before jumping on a 90 mph cutter and lined it up the middle where it landed in the glove of a perfectly positioned Trevor Story at shortstop. The month of May has been a slog for Hernandez and his team, and it would have been understandable if his mind lingered on his misfortune and he took his bad luck onto the field with him. Larry Bowa, Philadelphia's bench coach and Hernandez's infield tutor, reminds him of that every chance he gets.