For some reason, the Philadelphia Phillies continue to struggle with run support when it comes to impressive performances by Cole Hamels–with the latest game taking place on Monday.
Hamels was solid for the Phillies against the Miami Marlins on Monday night as he pitched a solid six innings while striking out 10 batters and allowing just two runs, but even that wasn’t enough as the team’s only run of the game came off a Domonic Brown home run in the second inning as Philadelphia went on to lose the game 5-1. It’s one thing for a team like the Phillies to have an off night, but the fact that it came against a Miami squad that has now scored more than three runs twice over the last 13 games is nothing short of embarrassing.
If anything–it’s just another example of how frustrating this season has been for Philadelphia.
Monday’s loss drops the Phillies to 21-24 on the season as they continue to deal with numerous injuries to key players and failing to take advantage of a strong performance by Hamels is the last thing they needed to see happen. It’s one thing for a pitcher to take the loss after allowing just two runs and striking out 10 batter, but the fact that Philadelphia couldn’t even take advantage of Alex Sanabia–who had lost his previous five outings heading into Monday’s game–shows just how much this offense has struggled this season.
There’s still plenty of time left in the regular season, but things aren’t looking good for the Phillies heading into June and they better figure out a way to turn things around before it’s too late.
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