Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/20/14
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The Phillies offense was at its worst on Sunday against Carlos Zambrano and the Miami Marlins. They played their 55th straight game without both Ryan Howard and Chase Utley. Manager Charlie Manuel slotted journeyman Hector Luna into the cleanup spot of his batting order. The team's lone extra base hit was a bunt double by Juan Pierre. It wasn't a surprise, then, that the Phillies fell 5-1 in what was their 19th game this season where they've scored two runs or less. The Phils trailed 5-0 after seven innings. They are 0-22 when they trail after seven innings this season. "When we get down, yeah," Manuel said. "I'm going to tell you something, when we get down four, five, six runs, yeah, it is hard for us to come back. We used to come back much easier because we could hit the ball out of the yard more consistently. We had more guys who could hit the ball out of the yard." At least Manuel got some good news after the game. Utley, who hasn't faced live pitching since October...
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