Well the season hasn’t started as a I hoped. Probably not how any Phillies fan had hoped.
Sure it’s early, and I know there’s still 158 games left to play, but right now we’ve all been treated to some ugly Phillies baseball. The Phillies have been outscored 29-16, and if not for an eight-run seventh inning on Wednesday would be 0-4.
The pitching, the key to last years success, has been a total abomination. Starters have a combine ERA of 10.61, and as a staff, they’ve allowed nine home runs.
The offense has yet to find any type of groove. The teams table setters (Jimmy Rollins & Shane Victorino), are a combine 4 for 34. Blame it on the WBC, blame it on lack of concentration. All I know it it’s bad baseball.
The boo-birds have already started to come out (and not just becasue Adam Eaton was in town). It lasted about 18 minutes before the first boos rained down on Citizens Bank Park. It’s definately a good thing we’re World F. Champions, or fans would start to panic. This is Philadelphia, we do that.
Again, it’s early, I understand that. I’m not jumping ship or trying to bash the club, I’m just saying it would be nice to see a Phillies club for once have a prosperous April.
It’s been four games… Four long games…
While the Marlins find themselves 4-0, the Braves 3-1, and the Mets 2-2, the opposing fans are already starting the chatter away. Let them, that’s fine by me. There’s 158 games left, and if the past couple season have taught me anything, it’s not to panic in April.