Sometimes, that word is just an expression.
Sometimes, it means a deep hole.
Sometimes, it relates to the physical condition of a patient “he is doing well.”
Since clobbering the Pirates, 12-2, on May 17, the Phillies are….well…..in a well and not doing well. We’ve lost 9 of the last 13, been out-scored, 52-22 (shut out 5 times) while batting .195 and made more errors, 12-1. Hitting, power, speed, defense and pitching. Right now, only the pitching is there…or, doing well. That is, until yesterday.
We’ve lost to veterans, rookies, lefties, righties, pitchers from different countries, at home, on the road, wearing three different caps, day games, night games, national TV or local TV. Only common denominator…all games have been in Eastern Daylight Time zone.
May ended 16-12, which means it could have been a sky-high month except for the last 13 games.
Well, June is here and time to begin a new month. A year ago, June wasn’t very friendly, 11-15. Time to change the June tune.
The offense will get going. Someone will pay.
Tonight’s game from Atlanta is on ESPN, but blacked out in the Philly market where the game will be seen on Comcast SportsNet.
Greg Luzinski, Marty Bystrom, Darren Daulton, Doug Clemens, Terry Harmon, Tyler Green and Andy Ashby are playing in the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame golf tournament today, an event that is honoring the late Harry Kalas.
Thursday is the first Phillies Alumni Luncheon at Citizens Bank Park. The event is sold out. Appearing for panel discussions on baseball: Dallas Green, Daulton, Luzinski, Bill Giles, Pat Gillick, Andy Musser and Bill Campbell.
Mari Wolever and his band of scouting supervisors are holed up in the Draft Room on the Hall of Fame Club level at Citizens Bank Park preparing for the annual Fist-Year Player Draft that will start next Monday. Phillies have the 27th selection in the first round.