Originally written on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 7/14/12
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If anyone was really hoping that the second half of the season was going to be a positive turning point for the Phillies, all hopes were dashed quickly after a depressing 6-2 loss to the Rockies last night. But it really only took 1 at-bat to see that things were still not going well, as lead-off hitter Jimmy Rollins popped out to start the game. Did you know that Rollins is in 5th place in all of baseball in fly-outs (does not include line drive outs) with 115? Shane Victorino is in 7th place with 112. Hey, at least they are in the top 10 of something, right? Here are some more not-so-fun stats: Chase Utley has played the field in 9 games this year and has committed 2 errors so far. The error last night led to an unearned run for the Rockies. He is also batting just .216. Ryan Howard, also fresh off the DL, is batting .182. These guys need more time to adjust to playing every day, but time is running out fast… The rest of this team, however, is out of excuses. They are not hitting,...
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