They went and abismal 1 for 11 with runners in scoring position despite getting their lead-off hitter on base in six of nine innings.
John Mayberry Jr., and Placido Polanco both went hitless in the game, and Jim Thome, who came in as a pinch hitter, is an .091 hitter so far in his return to Philadelphia.
Polanco is the player that I think I worry about the most after he went 0-4 again last night, and he’s batting an embarrassing .179. His bat is most definitely slowed, and his strikeout numbers are climbing.
He hasn’t seemed to have lost anything in the field (despite a missed tag last night) and still looks like the Gold Glove fielder that we thought we were getting when he signed.
I’m just not sure how much longer the Phillies can have this many players batting sub .230.
Cliff Lee will face off against San Francisco’s Matt Cain.
Cain is 1-4, 4.17 ERA vs Philadelphia, but is coming off the best pitching performance of his life where he was one single shy of a perfect game. This is Cain’s first start at At&t Park since signing his new $127.5 million, six-year contract.
Lee is searching for his first win of the season, and hopefully he can continue his magic at At&t Park where he is undefeated as a Phillie, with two complete games.