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Jack McCaffery is the lead sports columnist for the Daily Times and He has spent several decades covering everything from the Phillies, Eagles, Flyers and Sixers, to college hoops, to high school sports in Delco.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Don't give up on Phillies yet

The Phillies are on a four-game winning streak.

They are hitting each other with shaving-cream pies.

They are registering big innings.

Their bullpen has settled.

They have three strong starting pitchers, including Cole Hamels, even if he only improved to 2-9 with a 6-1 victory over the Miami Marlins Wednesday.

Domonic Brown has an MVP candidacy going.

Jonathan Papelbon has been perfect.

Carlos Zambrano might help at some point.

Ryan Howard is running strong again.

Jimmy Rollins ... is ... taking ... pitches.


“I think we are definitely headed in the right direction,” Howard said. “So we want to take what we have and build on it. I think what it is is that we are having more fun now, a lot more fun. Things are a lot looser. We are just going out to play and having more fun.”

The Phils are 30-30 ... and are starting to have some fun again.

What's it mean? It means that they yet could do something big this season. That's what it means.

By the way, Roy Halladay said Wednesday that he expects to pitch again this season. So there's that, too.

Check out my column on the revitalized Phillies in the Daily Times Thursday and, as always, on



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