The Phils squandered what little momentum they've been able to generate this season dropping the final game of the 3-game set with Colorado at home. The usual culprits, lack of timely hitting and a pitiful bullpen, were to blame. Oh, and while you're at it, throw in an anemic effort against a lousy starting pitcher.
Those fans who've been whistling by the graveyard all season should probably just take a new route. Not only do the Phils lack the consistency normally associated with veteran teams but they have the added disadvantage of trying to fill holes with unproven youngsters or has-beens. I speak of the bullpen in case you were wondering.
And just to make sure you heed my advice about taking new routes, bear this in mind: Chase Utley sports a .193 batting average thus far in his rehab starts against SINGLE A pitching.