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The Last Stretch

The Major League Baseball regular season is coming to an end. The Phillies find themselves in a great spot as their push for a playoff spot continues. Even if they don’t win, there’s no reason they can’t make the playoffs. A red October is on the horizon for the Phillies. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like October baseball will be played in Philadelphia. They have six games in October to finish the season, all on the road and away in the wild card round. With the playoffs on the horizon, here’s a look at the remaining schedule for the Phillies.

in Atlanta

After closing out a three-game series in Miami, the Phillies head to Atlanta. This three-game series will be played over the weekend.

16/09 @ 19:20
9/17 @ 7:20 p.m
9/18 @ 1:35 PM

The Phillies will only win one game in this series. The NL East has three very talented teams. After sweeping the Nationals and Marlins in the last two series, the Phillies will win the first game against the Braves before dropping the next two.

Vs. Toronto

Then, they return home for a six-game homestand. First, Toronto comes to town for a two-game series in interleague play.

20.09 @ 18:45
21/9/18:45

I think the Phillies will take this series apart. The Blue Jays gave them trouble in Toronto earlier this year, and the Phillies always struggle in interleague play. However, both are good baseball clubs and splitting the streak seems fair.

Vs. Atlanta

After Toronto, the Phillies have another series against Atlanta, this time in South Philadelphia. This series is a chance for the Phillies to set a standard title heading into the playoffs. Fans need to show up and hopefully Citizens Bank Park is packed to the brim. It lacked the intimidation factor it used to have, but there’s no doubt that a raucous CBP crowd can affect a baseball game.

22/9/19:15
23/9/19:05
24.09.05 @ 16:05
25/9/13:05

Home field advantage will come into play, and like the series in Atlanta, the home team will win it. The Elephants will take three of four from the Braves. This will likely give us plenty of hope to make the playoffs even if they lose to the Braves in the wild card round. It’s going to be a tight series and I’m excited to see what the Phillies bring to the field.

In Chicago

The Phillies end the year on a ten-game road trip. First, they travel to Wrigley Field to face the Cubs.

27/9/19:40
28/9/19:40
29/9/14:20

This will be a streak for the Phillies. Thomson’s boys are playing great baseball and I don’t expect them to lose in a series they should win. At 21 games under .500, the Cubs’ season is coming to an end. The Phillies are the better team and will show it.

in Washington

After Chicago, the Phillies head to Washington for their final NL East battle of the year.

9/30 @ 7:05
10/1 @ 1:05
10/1 @ 7:05 am
2/10 @ 1:35

The Phillies will go to DC and take three of four from the Nats. The Phillies and Nationals will split the doubleheader, but aside from one win, Philadelphia will continue to dominate Washington this year.

in Houston

The final series of the season is in Houston. The Astros have the best record in the American League and have been a great team all season. Right now, they have a 12.5 game lead in the division, so it will be interesting to see how many starters they play. They will likely win the division by then.

3/10 @ 8:10 p.m
4/10 @ 8:10 p.m
5/10 @ 4:10 p.m

The Phillies will drop the first two in this series before heading into their final game of the season. You shouldn’t bet too much on this series because it probably won’t have playoff results. I expect the Phillies and Astros to lock up their spots. If the Phillies are in contention for a certain wild card spot, they could win more than one game. Either way, a win to end the season is a good note heading into the playoffs.

The 2022 Philadelphia Phillies have 19 games on the schedule. Six home games and 12 away games. I predict the Phillies will finish the year 12-7. The turnaround for Rob Thomson and this ball club has been remarkable and more than fans expected heading into the season. Depending on the outcome tonight in Miami, the Phillies could end the year with 90 plus wins, which would make them the first 90-win game since 2011.

Photo Credit: Eric Hartline/USA TODAY Sports

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