With the first day of June upon us the summer season begins in earnest for baseball, the summer game.
It's clear the Phillies are going nowhere this year or in the foreseeable future. Beset by injuries, age and mediocrity at most positions, the Phils Golden Age has ended.
Frankly, even a normal season from Cole Hamels wouldn't have righted this ship, but the harsh reality is that the struggling southpaw's dismal season to date is all that stands between the Phils and .500 baseball.
The only real bright spot has been Domonic Brown, whose white-hot month of May, twelve home runs alone, has propelled him into the limelight.
Jonathan Papelbon has had a good season thus far as has Cliff Lee. Kyle Kendrick has been a serviceable back-of-the rotation starter forced into the middle of the rotation by injuries.
No one else stands out. Three and half players out of 25. That about sums it up.