Players Only Meeting, Another Loss
A veteran player Saturday said their players-only meeting should not be judged a success or failure based on Saturday’s score.
He said that before the game.
Good thing because the Red Sox clobbered the Phillies, 10-2, which followed Friday’s 12-2 clobbering. Things are bad for the Phillies. They are 7-16 since their 12-2 victory over Pittsburgh on May 17. That is the second-worst record in the National League and the third-worst record in baseball.
Only Baltimore (5-18) and Pittsburgh (7-17) have been worse.
The Phillies have averaged 2.39 runs per game since May 17, which is last in baseball. That is nearly half-a-run worse than the Pirates, who rank 29th (2.83 runs per game). The pitching has been awful the past two games, overshadowing the fact the Phillies have scored just four runs in two games against the Red Sox.