Two teams with a struggling start to the 2014 season met last night at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies and the Blue Jays have started off the season teetering on the .500 level and before 25,275 fans last night the Phillies couldn’t get it going against their old friend, J.A. Happ, and lost to the Blue Jays in Game 1 of this home and home series.
Why did the Phillies lose? They had plenty of chances, but were 0-6 with RISP and that is never a good thing. It was just a total lackluster effort.
Freddy Galvis has the lowest batting average of a player that has been seen in a long while in Philly. Galvis is batting .056 on the season. That is putting the mendoza line on a serious vacation. Freddy went 1-5 with 2 SO and left 5 stranded last night on the bases. What happened to Galvis?
It’s Game 2 of the series tonight in Philly, then we move up to Rogers Center for a couple of games to complete this interesting home and home series. We just wish the Phillies would make this more interesting for the fans by getting some hits and scoring some runs.
One more thing, Comcast Sportsnet, the two announcers you brought in aren’t working, they add little to a broadcast of a game. It was a nice gesture to bring in two ex-Phils to do this job, but it just isn’t working. We used to be entertained by the announcing of Wheels and Sarge, at least. Every play that is announced by Moyer and Stairs precedes itself by saying, ‘When I was playing…’ – we don’t want to hear that all season, stick to the game and the fans know how to play baseball.