The Phillies are playing like an old stale beer that's been left out on the counter of one the Coors beer stands out there in Colorado.
Come on, only 5 scattered hits yesterday and it resulted in a 3-1 loss by the Phillies again. What happened to the offense?
Looking at the Phillies batting averages, it's easy to see why this team is struggling. Three Phillies players have a BA that is just above .200, Howard (.217), Asche (.205) and Ruiz (.204)
This team needs an answer to this problem, the losses are starting to happen more and more and the Phils are now in the basement of the NL East because of it.
Maybe it's deeper than just early season slumps, this team has sort of just meandered it's way through April and doesn't have a lot of positive things to show for it.
Does the hitting coach need to be changed? Should the Phillies go out on the market and make a trade to try to jump start this offense? At $165M in salaries, which is third in all of baseball, the Phillies have to have one of the highly paid and underachieving teams on the field.
It's the Phils vs the Rockies again this afternoon at 2:10 PM Eastern, Easter Sunday, with Hernandez vs. Nicasio.
The Phillies offense has scored only 3 runs in the last 4 games total, and have a .151 team BA in those last 4 games with no extra base hits.
On a brighter note: Cole Hamels is scheduled to return back to the mound for the Phillies in Los Angeles on Wednesday night, April 23rd, at 10:10PM for his first start of the year.
Happy Easter to all the readers of FightinPhillies!