The Phillies haven't had a very good run so far to the All-Star Break in 2014. The team is 42-53 after 95 games played, there are 67 games left to be played.
Here's how they have done up to this point as a team statistically for runs scored:
This stat list kind of tells it all about this team, they have piled up an incredible 30 losses combined when they have only been able to scored from 0-2 runs in a game. They have been shut-out an amazing 11 times already this season.
The Phillies need to put it together and start scoring runs, get players on base and start to move runners and score them. They have been woefully ineffective at this so far this year.
We'll see if the Phils can start getting this simple fact that they need to start scoring more runs.
We've seen some poorly played baseball this year so far as well, you would think with Ryne Sandberg at the helm, this would not be happening.
Moves by this team by the GM, Ruben Amaro, also stand to be looked at, Amaro has been guiding this team into very poor finishes now for several seasons.