Road Trip

The Phillies haven't had a good road trip at all. They are just 1-5 on this West Coast Road Trip. They were swept by the Dodgers in a 4 game series, and yesterday they lost to the last place Padres, 8-3.

The Padres aren't known for their offense, but they scored 8 runs last night in the Phillies loss.

The Phillies only win on the road trip came in the first game against the Padres as they won 1-0. Jamie Moyer out pitched Greg Maddux in an old fashion pitchers duel. The only run came on Pat Burrell's homerun.

In the Dodgers series, the Phillies had so many chances to win, but didn't score in key situations. The pitching, especially the bullpen who has been good all year, gave up big runs. Facing Manny Ramirez didn't help either.

None the less, the Phillies road trip has not been a good one. Horrible. And that's an understatement. It's been that bad.

The Phillies are now 2 games back of the National League East and need a win tonight with Cole Hamels on the mound. The game will be televised nationally. Hamels needs the run support. His last few starts he hasn't got much run support, despite pitching very good.

Last time Hamels pitched in Petco, he got the loss, losing 1-0. Run support is tonight's key to the game.


Anonymous said...

phillies are playing horrible

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