Originally posted on Philliedelphia  |  Last updated 6/13/12
In case you weren't sure enough that this group of Phillies is on the verge of total "sucks" status, last night they lost an 11-7 decision to the Twins in Minnesota. It was quite typical of the season. The offense showed up and put up a good game, but the starting pitching, bullpen, and defense of this team was so totally bad that they still lost. The Phillies are a really amazing team. They are the best team in the league at hitting with two outs and runners in scoring position. They also are historically bad at situational hitting, somehow. This is exactly the kind of team where Cliff Lee can have no wins, but numbers that stack up with the best in the league. This might be the only team capable of that, to be honest. For most of the season, I've sat here and said, "this team will be fine when ____ gets back." Well, let's examine that, shall we? Truth is, in Ryan Howard's four slot, they haven't been that much worse than him. Sure, I know that Pence and Chooch have been hitting th...
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