Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Doctors Are In

When the schedule makers sat down in front of June they took pity on the Phillies and penciled them in for a string of series versus teams unlikely to pose much of a challenge.  It appears the opponents never got the memo.

The Phils continued to stumble toward terminal mediocrity with another loss to a last-place team.  Once again Cole Hamels was on the mound.  Until the fourth inning Hamels clung to a one-run lead, but in the bottom of the frame he threw batting practice as the Twins laced one hard-hit ball after another, two of them nearly home runs.  It was SOP for Cole:  cruising along and then, BINGO!

It was also SOP for the Phils' offense, sputtering along and in the process making world-beaters out of opposing starters whose ERA's were heretofore atrocious.  Nothing cures pitching ails quite like a visit from the Philly doctors.

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