The Phillies trotted out a lineup last night with only three legit full-time big leaguers, so it's no surprise they managed only one unearned run. The lineup included Michael Martinez, Wilson Valdez and Dane Sardinha. Yikes.
But over their last 33 games, the Phillies are batting .225/.298/.342. They are averaging 3.4 runs per game during that span. Of course, they're 19-14, but this is not a recipe for success. They've turned into the team equivalent of Daniel Descalso (.217/.295/.337). They are being outhit and outslugged by Cole Hamels (.263/.368).
The weight on Chase Utley's bad knee just got heavier.