The Phillies returned to Philadelphia from the west coast road trip in which they won both of their series against the Mariners and Dodgers.  A 5-2 record on their road trip propelled them into 2nd place in the National League East.  In fact, the Phillies offense was on fire, scoring a franchise-record 29 runs in Dodgers stadium through the first three games in the series.  Overall on their seven-game road trip, they averaged 7.1 Runs Per Game. 

Even though they dropped Game Four in Los Angeles, it was a productive road trip. But when the Phillies returned home to host the San Diego Padres their bats went silent. The Padres shut out the Phils in two of the three games this week.  Since Bryce Harper had to leave the lineup due to treatment for his injured Elbow, the Phillies has scored a combined SEVEN RUNS in the last four games.  Now the Dodgers come to town with revenge on their minds for a weekend series and we can only hope to see the 2021 NL MVP back in the Phillies lineup.

The 147th running of The Preakness Stakes is this Saturday with Post Time scheduled for 7:01pm.  The winner of the 2022 Kentucky Derby, Rich Strike, who was an 80-1 longshot, will not be running the second leg of the Triple Crown races.  The Preakness is a mile and 3/16ths distance with nine horses set to go at Pimlico in Baltimore, Maryland.

These topics are some of the highlights of this weekend's hot sports topics in The Locker Room with Billy Schweim!

On Saturday’s show, my Basketball Guru Mike Carlin will join me in the studio as we discuss the NBA and NHL playoffs in full swing.  We will talk about it plus the Phillies!  The Sports Book Consigliere Dave Sharapan checks in from Las Vegas with his take on his favorite picks for the sports weekend and we can’t wait to see what he wears on the Livestream since Dave is always colorful!!

Then on Saturday's show we will talk with the Head Coach of the Fordham Girls Basketball team Stephanie Gaitley.   Coach Gaitley has ties to our area (Ocean City) and is in Atlantic City for the Under Armor Basketball Showcase.  Coach Gaitley is here to recruit and to promote the Vanderslice/Davis Golf tournament and Memorial Scholarship Fund.   Finally, The 147th running of The Preakness is this weekend and we will hear from Jeffrey Nash from Jeffrey will handicap the race for us! 

On Sunday’s show, the dust settles and Pete Thompson joins me in the studio to recap all the weekend's sports action.  We will go “ On the Mound with Tommy Greene” for his weekly segment talking about the Phillies brought to you by Aaron Bada’s GSF Golf and Performance Center.  Tommy will take a closer look at the Phillies return to home from their road trip and preview Sunday’s game with the Dodgers. NBA and NHL playoffs plus Eagles talk are on tap for Sunday's show

All that and more each weekend in The Locker Room with Billy Schweim. every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to Noon on 973 ESPN FM South Jersey Radio!

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