Phillies’ League Leaders fueling their hunt for the postseason
During the course of the baseball season, especially when your team is in the race for a playoff spot, it's fun to look at the league leaders each week. Statistics will give you a glimpse of how your team is playing; The Phillies are currently 37-34 heading into action on Friday, which means they are eight games behind the New York Mets in the National League East and 2.5 Games out of the final NL Wild Card spot. Kyle Schwarber is current tied for the lead in the National League with 20 Home Runs (tied with the Mets' Pete Alonso). 2021 NL MVP Bryce Harper has the fourth-best Batting Average in the National League hitting .325 as he continues to be the Phillies best player. Harper is the Phillies leader in Batting Average, RBIs, and On-Base Percentage. The Phillies continue their road trip in San Diego this weekend after taking game one on Thursday Night after Ranger Suarez outlasted one of the best pitchers in Baseball, Joe Musgrove.
The NBA had their annual draft on Thursday night and the Philadelphia 76ers made a deal: Sixers President Daryl Morey traded Danny Green's expiring contract and the 23rd overall pick to the Memphis Grizzlies for Two-Way Guard De’Anthony Melton.
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On Saturday’s show, Mike Carlin is back in the studio with me and we will talk about Phillies baseball and the Sixers trade. The Sports Book Consigliere Dave Sharapan checks in from Las Vegas with his insights on the best bets for the weekend's action. Then it’s the Beach Patrol Report brought to you by Ground Hogs Moving Company - This week we will talk with a Captain of the Ventnor City Beach Patrol Dave Funk. Dave Funk has won ten South Jersey lifeguard Championships and will talk about the first official summer weekend!
On Sunday’s show, Pete Thompson joins me in the studio as we will review the latest in the sports world! Our weekly segment “On the Mound with Tommy Greene” brought to you by Aaron Bada’s GSF Golf & Performance Center looks at the Phillies' week in review along with previewing Sunday’s series finale against the San Diego Padres. Plus, Flyers long-time public address announcer Lou Nolan checks in! Also during Sunday's show we will be giving away copies of Lou’s book "If These Walls Could Talk”; All you have to do is text your name and address to 609-403-0973 with a question for Lou Nolan to receive a copy of his book.
All that and more this weekend in The Locker Room with Billy Schweim, every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to Noon on 97.3 ESPN Radio and the free mobile App