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Old April 5 2013, 03:35 PM   #44
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Re: MLB Season Discussion - 2013

Cliff Lee is the only Phillies ace that seemed to have command of his stuff during the Braves series. He pounded the zone last night getting ahead on just about every hitter he faced. Medlan was really struggling with command last night but still turned in a 2 run, 5 inning performance.

B.J. Upton looks completely lost up there right now while Justin is getting some really quality at bats. Like last year, the Braves will likely struggle against good left handed pitching.

The Phillies offense is really lacking any structure. Chase Utley appears to be as healthy as possible right now which is going to be huge for them. As Howard ages his swing gets longer and slower. He is really starting to decline rapidly but still a threat whenever he connects. They are really going to need guys like Dom Brown and John Mayberry to step up and perform like they are expected to if they want a shot at the playoffs.
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