17 games in 17 days. This is what we have all been waiting for. Well, maybe just me. I still can’t believe baseball is back, and the Phillies are about to start a stretch of 17 consecutive games. The tweet above poses a good question, how many wins do you see? Before I give you my answer, let me run you through the schedule.
The Phillies have a 3-game series against the Marlins, a 3-game series against the Mets, a 4-game series against the Rockies, another 3-game series against the Mets, and finally a 4-game series against the Marlins. What is almost unbelievable is the fact that the Mets might be the best team the Phillies play during this stretch. I don’t think that anyone saw the Rockies opening up the season with a record of 3-10.
Hopefully, you guys have read some of my writing before. If you haven’t, then let me try to inform you on a couple of things. First, I try to always be 100% honest with you guys. I feel like if you guys are going to read my writing, then the least I could do is be honest with you. Second, I try to write articles that you don’t see. For example, this article right here. I would go out on a limb and say that you are seeing a lot about how the Phillies bounced back with a win last night against the Marlins. It’s tough to be unique in a world where anyone can write.
How many wins will the Phillies get during these 17 games?
I like to joke around with my friends and family and say, “If I was a betting man….” If you know me, then you know that I enjoy gambling. (Relax, I only gamble responsibly, mom I know you’re probably reading this). With that being said, I think the Phillies will finish this stretch by going 12-5.
If you want, I’ll walk you through how I got to 12 wins. Well, since you can’t answer me, I’ll just tell you. I have the Phillies sweeping the Marlins in the first series, winning 2 out of 3 from the Mets, splitting the 4-game series with the Rockies, again winning 2 out of 3 from the Mets, and finally winning 3 out of 4 from the Marlins. Hopefully, I added that up correctly.