Posted by Ryan Dinger, Fri, July 26, 2013 09:32 PM Comments: 4
Following their 2-1 defeat at the hands of the Detroit Tigers, the Phillies have now lost a season-high six games in a row. The loss pushed them 8.5 games back of first place in the NL East, and, as of this post, the Braves were winning. For the fifth time this season, they’re five games under .500. Since the All Star Break, they’ve gone 1-6.
In the event that you’re not picking up my vibe here, what I’m trying to say is, if you haven’t picked out a seat on the Sell! Sell! Sell! bandwagon, I suggest you do it now while some spots still remain.
- As so often goes in the game of baseball, Cole Hamels was offered a chance at redemption tonight when the Phils once again spotted him an early 1-0 lead. This time, Hamels seized the opportunity. The only problem was the Phillies bats felt one run was enough.
- Hamels one shaky inning came when he found himself in a jam with runners on second and third and one out in the fifth. Nursing a slim 1-0 lead, there was little room for error. Unfortunately, Hamels couldn’t find a way out of it. He allowed a two-run double, the fourth double of the night for Detroit, to Alex Aliva–the nine-hole hitter. The fact that it was Avila, who is batting a robust .188, that did the damage made the moment all the more cringe-worthy. Continue reading Phils Drop Sixth Straight With Loss To Tigers