Cliff Lee was not the stopper on Thursday night but he did pitch well enough to give the Phillies a chance. In the end the bats couldn't capitalize on a couple of opportunities and the bullpen, namely Jeff Manship, faltered once again.
The Phillies now sit at 3-6 which puts them alone at the bottom of the NL East after three series. They'll welcome in the Miami Marlins this evening who are currently a .500 ball cluh and will throw young stud Jose Fernandez on the mound this evening.
How can the Phillies turn things around? Ryne Sandberg was asked following last nights game. His answer brought back memories of some Charlie-isms.
"We need to swing the bats and score some runs. We need to play defense and we need to pitch."
Yeah, you do. And you need to score more runs than the other team.Your browser does not support iframes.