The Slump Is Over
Yes, it is.
The Phillies have scored 75 runs in 11 games since they lost to the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on June 15. Only the Rangers have scored more runs (77) in that span. The Phillies and Red Sox lead the Majors with 18 home runs in that time. The Phillies rank eighth in hitting (.274), sixth in on-base percentage (.342), third in slugging percentage (.483) and third in OPS (.825). All those numbers mean the Phillies have been the hottest offense in the National League for nearly two weeks.
They just need to keep it going. They’re 2 1/2 games behind the Braves in the NL East. They play the NL Central-leading Reds beginning tonight in Cincinnati. (On a side note: I’m staying at a Courtyard across the river in Covington, Kentucky. There is a hot tub three feet from my bed. I would like to meet the architect who thought that was a good idea.) The Phillies play the lowly Pirates in a four-game series this weekend in Pittsburgh.