The Phillies can't win in April. They were 15-13 after the first full month last year, which was their best in a while. 2007 saw them go 11-14 in April. It was worse in 2006 and 2005 when they went 10-14 both years.
But why can't they win consistently in April? I know, because it's cold!
The Phillies aren't built to win with their pitching. After Cole Hamels, the rotation is stacked with a bunch of solid, but mediocre starters. The strength of the this team is its hitting. And if you ask Charlie Manuel he'll tell you, it's hard to hit in this cold weather.
Sure, Myers and Moyer had rough outings, but they weren't horrendous and the pitching staff as a whole did enough to keep the games winnable. The batters just didn't do their part. Eight runs given up in two games isn't bad. One scored is pitiful. Consider this, last season, in the first 15 wins of the year the Phils scored less than five runs only twice. And five runs is what they needed to take the first two games this season.
The solution to this problem?
1) Play all home games in April at Brighthouse Networks Field. Right now it's like 70 degrees in Clearwater...
2) Heat the field. They installed hot water pipes under the football field in Green Bay to keep Lambaeu from becoming the Frozen Tundra. Why not do the same for The Cit?
3) Dome it up. That's right, slap a roof on that sucker. Or at least a giant bubble. It might take a few (hundred) million to get done, but if the Phils wanted to go "green" and make the dome out of solar panels, I bet the government would give them some of that "porkulus" money to do it.