The Philadelphia Phillies have to be happy to be home.
After playing the first two series of the year on the road, the Phillies went 1-5 in those six games.
It was far from the start they were hoping to have, but there is still time for the Phillies to turn things around.
The last time we saw the Phillies play at home, they went undefeated at Citizens Bank Park in the playoffs.
Also, there is an electric crowd in Philadelphia that gives off an added spark to the team.
For their Opening Day ceremonies, there were some very cool pre-game festivities.
One included the ceremonial first pitch.
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni threw out the first pitch.
Nick Sirianni threw out the first pitch: pic.twitter.com/H8CFIkuy4x
— Alex Coffey (@byalexcoffey) April 7, 2023
Most Philadelphia sports fans have become big fans of Sirianni.
He led the Eagles to the Super Bowl last year, and he has become a part of the city.
But, once the first pitch was thrown, the Phillies need to start winning games.
Their slow start to the season has them already 4.5 games out of first place in the NL East.
Both the pitching and hitting have struggled to start the year.
Maybe you could say it was a World Series hangover.
But, facing the Reds in the opening series should bring some wins their way.
If not, the boo-birds might come out in Philadelphia.NEXT: The Phillies Are Hoping To Reverse An Awful Trend