Saturday, April 30, 2011

April Showers Bring Lots of Surprises

Yo, new month.

April was hardly the cruelest month in these parts.

Placido Polanco ended the month with 41 hits. F O R T Y O N E H I T S!! That is a club record.

Roy Halladay went 4 - 1.

The Phils won a club record 18 games.

They did all this without their unofficial leader, Chase Utley, at least on the field. Given how dedicated Utley is, even though he has yet to play a single inning in 2011, he has been in the dugout for every game.

They did this without their regular closer. Heck, they did some of this without their backup closer.

They did this without Jayson Werth. They also did it without his heir-apparent.

They did this despite being rained out only once in the wettest Spring in memory.

And most significantly, they did this with yours truly constantly nipping at their heels, complaining to all who would listen they couldn't hit.

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