Philadelphia Phillies: Where is the Team Momentum From 2008?

By Rebekah Milsted
Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Phillies were swept by the Detroit Tigers this weekend. It is their second sweep in a row as they were swept by the St. Louis Cardinals before playing Detroit. This would also be the Phillies’ eighth straight loss.  It is a road trip the Phillies would most likely want to forget.

Philadelphia has been struggling all season. They have not been able to put much of a win streak together, and it seems as if the Phillies have not put much heart into games.

The past two nights the Phillies were blown away. On Saturday they lost 10-0 and today they lost 12 -4. Since they are ten games back in the National League East and also ten games out of the wild card standings the Phillies just seem like they don’t care. It seems like they have given up. The momentum of the 2008 Phillies needs to come back.

Although there are not many players from the 2008 team still on the roster, the players that are should still be leading the team in the direction they played in 2008. They should want to be competing to win a World Series. The Phillies need the offense and comeback wins. They need a closer who is reliable and had a perfect season like Brad Lidge had in 2008 along with a reliable bullpen.  They need to find a way to keep their key players healthy and off the disabled list. They just need a team who wants to win, cares about their fans, and puts heart into their game one hundred percent.

Right now the Phillies do not even seem like they want to be playing baseball. They still have about two months left to play in the regular season. The Phillies need to find a way to get out of this funk and become a winning team again.

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