While the Philadelphia Phillies began play in the 1883 in the National League, their first season of competition came a year earlier in the League Alliance.
The Philadelphia Phillies dropped a 4-3 decision to the Providence Grays at Recreation Park on May 1, 1883 - the first game in Phillies franchise history.
The top two National League ball clubs in my current MLB Power Ranking are about to clash. The Washington Nationals visit Dodger Stadium this week to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers.This will be a rematch of last year’s NLDS, won by the Dodgers in the full five games. The Nats held a 2-1 lead in … Continue reading MLB Spotlight Series: Washington Nationals at Los Angeles Dodgers
It’s Memorial Day weekend, and the MLB divisional races are just beginning to take shape. Perhaps surprisingly, the most competitive race to this point has been in the National League Central Division.The NL Central is home to the defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs. The North Siders were expected by many to run away with the division, … Continue reading NL Central has MLB’s tightest divisional race
At the start of the 2017 season in Major League Baseball, the Colorado Rockies were not considered a favorite in the NL West Division.Most prognosticators had the four-time defending division champion Los Angeles Dodgers as the favorites once again. If someone was going to dethrone LA, it was likely to be their arch-rivals, the San Francisco … Continue reading Surprising Mark Reynolds helps Colorado Rockies to surprising start