Originally posted on Macho Row  |  Last updated 4/18/13
  For the seventh straight game, the Phillies offense has failed to score in the first five innings of a game.  In addition, they also have not scored 3 or more runs in any of those games either.  Another stat that I find disturbing is that they have not drawn a walk in 4 straight games.  The last team to accomplish that feat was the Chicago White Sox in August of 2011.  Now, let’s get to the game which was more exciting than any Phillies game I have watched in the last week so there’s that.  Take that for what it’s worth. The first three innings were ho hum as both Cole Hamels and Adam Wainwright were settling in for another pitcher’s duel which is all too familiar for the 2013 Phillies as they have scored 2 or less runs 8 times in their first 16 games including tonight. In the 4th, a leadoff walk to Matt Holliday brings Allen Craig to the plate to the second unluckiest play of the inning when he hits a fly ball into right center field and as John Mayberry runs in to ...
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