It's not a predictable game. You have Brett Myers pitching for the Phils, he was on fire in Spring Training. You figure him to throw a win here for the Phils but not only does that not happen, the combination of Howard-Feliz-Victorino post up a combined 0-10 at the plate. I've said it before the season started, I don't think you'll see Victorino in center too much longer everyday. He is not playing the power spot center fielder that the Phillies so desperately need him to.
Losing can get into a team's psyche, Manuel has got some juggling to do. Mix it up here, and there. Howard hit a homerun yesterday but hasn't contributed that much. Victorino hasn't come through, in fact he is batting .130 with only 2 rbi's so far in 6 games. Jenkins will be in center by the end of the month as your everyday center fielder that is for sure, maybe sooner if the flyin' Hawaiian doesn't change things around real soon.
2-4 is the record with one more at Cincy before the Mets look to take a bite at the Phillies anemic offense.
Rich Baxter / Fightin' Phils Blog