Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 5/9/12
I am not sure which word in my article title is more disturbing; “dead” or “last.” If you haven’t looked at the NL East standings lately, take a moment to prepare yourself for the worst. The Phillies are dead last and the only team in the division that is playing under .500 baseball. At the start of the year, we all figured they might snap out of it but that is just not happening. They just plain suck. And that fact was no more evident than last night against the Mets in a 7-4 loss after leading by 4 runs at the start of the game. Here is what we have learned about this Phillies team recently: They cannot hold a lead. The bullpen stinks. The offense is schizophrenic; you never know what might happen next. Wikipedia defines schizophrenia as “…disorganized speech and thinking, and it is accompanied by significant social or occupational dysfunction.” That about sums it up. The Phillies took a quick 4-run lead in this game, thanks in part to a Hunter Pence 2-run homer. John Mayberry Jr....
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