Game 1 in Boston was one of those painful reminders. Jamie Moyer pitches a gem on his last outing in Philadelphia, and then his next start in Boston he can barely get a breath because he’s having trouble getting out of the first inning like he did in Boston. Moyer didn’t even get a mound visit by Manuel or Dubee, to give him a chance to catch his breath. By the time Jamie got the hook, he gave up 9H on 9R to the Red Sox, 9 ER in only 1.0 innings. His ERA despite this is still only 5.03 on the season.
The Phillies just can’t seem to get something going well for them lately. On tonight’s ride home from work, even sportscasters on MLB Network Radio on XM were saying ‘maybe the Phillies were overrated’ and ‘they just might not be a good team together’. Words like this come from the kind of ball we’ve been seeing the Phillies play lately. There is not much else to say, other than the Phillies just need to start putting some hits up on the board and scoring runs.
The team has been on such a slide that they are on an elevator going down in the NL East. They ruled the division for some time, but lately they can’t seem to bat their way out of a paperbag for that matter. I won’t drone on with numbers and different players that are in a funk, that would be too easy. No, I just say we turn the page and hope for the best. The slump can’t last that much longer.
I seem to remember last year’s slump in the interleague being much worse than this, and somehow the team rebounded. Is it time to start worrying? Probably not, but I’d like to see some sort of sign that it is over.