The last six road games have not been pretty for the Philadelphia Phillies. They now fall to 6-9 on the season and need to find some runs. Over their road trip, the Phillies have scored only eight runs and were shut-out twice, and finished the trip 2-4. Let me remind you, they played the Miami Marlins and could only win two of three, and were swept by the Cincinnati Reds.
There have been bright spots offensively, but overall the Phillies are lacking run support. The opportunities are there to score, but the entire offense needs to capitalize on those runs. Hopefully Philadelphia can find some run support during their seven-game home stand. With the exception of tonight’s game against the Reds, Philadelphia’s pitching staff is not to blame for losing. A roster that has players like Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, and Jimmy Rollins should be able to scrap together more than eight runs in six games. This roster struggled to find runs against the lowly Marlins.
If the Phillies want to move up in the standings and find success, they will need to start scoring runs and supporting their pitchers. Historically Philadelphia starts off the season slowly, but they sit in fourth place in the National League East and don’t want to fall away. The Phillies need to get their act together and start scoring runs consistently, or else their season will be over before it even started.