Philadelphia Phillies (21-23) vs. Minnesota Twins (27-33)
LHP Cole Hamels (2-9, 4.56 ERA) v. RHP P.J. Walters (2-1, 3.00 ERA)
TIME: 8:10, Target Field
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Weather: 78, broken clouds
Media: Twitter and Facebook
For the optimistic Phils fan, watching this team in 2013 has been torturous. The Phillies were unable to put together anything more than a three game win streak for two months. They had their fair share of two and three game runs, but would immediately give any ground they made up right back. Last week, with Domonic Brown in the middle of a historic hot streak, the Phillies broke through the .500 mark that had eluded them since they were 6-6 in mid-April… which, of course, cued three straight losses in Milwaukee and a serious knee injury to Erik Kratz.
For the pessimists, this latest downturn is the ultimate evidence that it’s time to close the window on this version of the Phillies roster as legitimate contenders. One thing is for sure, if the Phils don...