Things are starting to get out of hand for the Philadelphia Phillies. They were crushed on Saturday by the Cincinnati Reds with a score of 13-0. The loss cuts his record to 5-10.
The Phillies couldn’t figure out Graham Ashcraft, who was on the mound for the Reds. Ashcraft pitched six innings, shutting out the Phillies’ offense.
The Phillies managed only five hits in their loss on Saturday. Hitters two through five had donut days at the plate. As a team, they were 0-6 with runners in scoring position.
Edmundo Sosa was the only bright spot on a pretty dark day for the Phillies. He was the only player with multiple hits in their shutout loss. Trea Turner, Kyle Schwarber and Nick Castellanos combined to finish 0-10.
“What’s happening?” one fan tweeted.
“Hard to be positive right now but if they beat the Reds tomorrow they will win the season series 4-3. That’s all I have,” another fan tweeted.
Philadelphia Phillies fans are devastated by how their team has started the season. Many had high expectations for the team after they signed All-Star shortstop Trea Turner in the offseason.
The fans are begging the team to turn it around and do it soon. If they don’t, they may dig a hole too big to climb out.
Can the Philadelphia Phillies turn this around?
The Philadelphia Phillies can’t afford to continue down the path they’re on now. The Atlanta Braves and New York Mets have started the season relatively well. If Philly doesn’t turn it around soon, they could be left behind.
Part of the reason for the Phillies’ slow start to the season has been injuries. They’ve been missing their superstar Bryce Harper ever since she underwent Tommy John surgery in the offseason. Philadelphia is also losing another big hitter in their lineup, Rhys Hoskins, who has an ACL injury and is out for the year.
Fortunately, Harper will be able to return to the team. His initial schedule was after the All-Star break, but he’s recently been hitting in the cages before games. All he has to do is get clearance to slide and he’ll be back in the lineup.
Given how big of a competition Harper is, expect him to continue to push himself and try to make it back to the team before the All-Star break. The Phillies could really use his lead right now.