Phillies' Early Schedule Is Quite Favorable

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Phillies' Early Schedule Is Quite Favorable
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The Mets and Marlins are two of the four worst teams in baseball. Depending on how you feel about the Rockies and Astros, New York and Miami might be the two worst teams, period. So it's nice for the Phillies that they play those two weak NL East foes 13 times in their first 32 games. By May 5 the Phils will have played seven home games and six road games against the Marlins and Mets, two teams that might combine for 115-120 wins in 2013. There is really no excuse not to go 9-4 or better in those games.

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