The Phillies started out of the season very nicely. That’s the good news.
Since then, the Phillies have been playing kind of terribly. Striking out 14 times tonight against the NY Mets, and slipping from an above .500 record to a 6-6 record on the season. A terrible series in New York. How nice they appeared to look early in the season, has disappeared.
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The bout of terrible started with a loss that the Phillies should have won. Hector Neris was in the ball game for a first game of the series, he gives up a blown save then gets the loss to set the tone for this series. The only bright spot tonight for the Philllies was the first HR on the year by Jean Segura.
In this game on Wednesday night, McCutchen went 0-4 and he’s sporting a .139 BA while superstar right fielder Bryce Harper was also an 0-4 on the night, with a now kind of low, .231 BA – yes, I know it’s still early in the season but this is a veteran heavy team. What happened to it?
Zack Wheeler loses his 2nd ballgame of the year before 7,250 fans at Citi Field. The final 5-1 in this game. One more game in the series tomorrow at 12:10PM in a game I am glad I won’t be at… the most confusing day of the year, everyone wearing the same number.