Blogging about the 5x NL East Champion Phillies

The Bats Have Gone Silent

Home plate is not seeing any red cleats crossing it lately. The Phillies offense has been dead silent, like a Marlins game in June. The recent struggles of the Phillies are becoming a thing to worry about, especially with the current string of series against the division and American League in which they habitually struggle.

The Phillies have put up goose eggs in 37 of their last 38 innings. They’ve been shut-out in three of the last four games, scoring only three runs in that span that came in the ninth inning of an 8-3 loss to Boston.

Thanks to that cold spell, the Phillies have lost four straight and are on the verge of being swept for the first time this season. In that span, they’re 4-for-30 with runners in scoring position.

The Phillies held a players only meeting earlier today after Charlie Manuel held one last night. Usually when Manuel closes the doors to talk to the team, good things ensue. Hopefully that will be the case tonight as Cole Hamels goes up against Mike Pelfrey in what could be a great pitcher’s duel.


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