Against the Mets today, pitcher Vance Worley looked less like the “Vanimal” and more like a sad puppy. He allowed 4 runs on 8 hits and 4 walks over six innings. Worley’s usual bite was tamed today.
But what is worse than a sad puppy on the mound? Sad pandas in the batter’s box. They are adorable and you want to love them, but ultimately, they will rip your heart out. Introducing… the Phillies pathetic offense.
They did Worley no favors today. Despite having the lead-off runner reach base in three innings, the Phillies were still unable to score. And all 6 hits they collected were singles.
For the Mets, David Wright played with a broken pinky finger and still had 3 hits, including a homer. That is exactly half of all the Phillies’ hits combined. And Wright is a pretty boy. That’s right; the Phillies got spanked by a pretty boy. I am so depressed…
Obviously, the Phillies have gotten off to some bad starts in the past. But this year, only 8 games old, seems somehow more alarming. Maybe it is because there is more on the line. They have the largest payroll in team history, the best pitching they could possibly have and this is the result so far? Ouch.
Cross your fingers that they can salvage a win tomorrow before going on the road. Game time is 1:35pm and I will return with photos.
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