Sunday, March 08, 2015

Surprise, Surprise, Phillies Can't Hit

It's only Spring Training. Blah, blah, blah.

36 hits in 168 at bats is all the Phillies have mustered through the first 5 Grapefruit League games.  That's a .214 batting average.  Of those 36 hits, only 8 were of the extra base variety (7 doubles, 1 homerun).  They're averaging 2.8 runs per game.

In an offseason where there they traded away their top 2 offensive contributors from the season before (J-Roll & Byrd), from an offense that already ranked as one of the worst in baseball (23rd in runs, 27th in OPS), one has to wonder, "How bad is this offense gonna be?"
"We've had a tough time swinging the bats. That's a work in progress. It's not happening as a group right now. It's something we have to work on. Something we have to get better at." ~Ryne Sandberg, Philadelphia Phillies Manager


GM-Carson said...

Cliff Lee gonna get an MRI on sore elbow. Same as last year. Dammit, they'll never be able to trade him at this rate.

GM-Carson said...

Kevin Slowley off to a hot start. He's in an apparent competition for 5th spot in the rotation with MAG and Buchanan. Buchanan should be given the job based on last year's performance, but this is the Phils we're talking about here.

Beer-a-Thon said...

1-0 win today. Whoopee

Lee talking about possible surgery and end of career.

Herrera 4th stolen base.

Pitching has been decent thus far.

Robert Dalton said...

Buchanan and Slowley both may make the rotation. With Hamels and any healthy arm. Billingsley Harang and Lee have issues that may or may not sideline them.

GM-Carson said...

Billingsley won't be ready to late April at the earliest.

Robert Dalton said...

Looks like Lee is done