Found June 04, 2014 on Sports Rumor Alert:
Even after a  'serious talk' by Manager Ryne Sandberg, the Phillies still lost badly to the Washington Nationals and have now fallen eight games under the .500 mark and will continue to slide if something isn't done sooner rather than later. Outside of second baseman Chase Utley who leads the team in batting average at .318 and is a shoe-in for the All-Star game with a 400,000+ vote lead, nobody else is stepping up to get the job done.Sandberg addressed club about focus, playing game right, all the usual (stuff) this team is lacking. Had similar meeting last month in NY— Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN) June 3, 2014To put the Phillies struggles in to perspective, the team is in the bottom five of the National League in on-base percentage, slugging percentage, runs per game, batting average, team ERA, and errors since May 4th. However, there is still time for improvement if it can be done now. Despite the injuries to players like Jeff Manship who was hurt running to first b...
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