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Phillies ripe to be swept; 'no date' for Matt Wieters to catch back-to-back

Phillies ripe to be swept; 'no date' for Matt Wieters to catch back-to-back

Before fans get too excited about the Orioles' 4-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night at Camden Yards, here's a dose of reality. The Phillies are bad, really bad. For as much as Orioles manager Buck Showalter makes legitimate arguments about the flaws of the major league schedule, there will be nothing wrong about four games against the Phillies right now. The Orioles are playing a team that has lost 17 of its past 20 games. And that doesn’t take anything away from Wei-Yin Chen’s eight shutout innings on Monday. The Orioles recognized that the Phillies were going to be aggressive and Chen fed them a heavy dose of offspeed pitches to keep them...

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