Mike Adams


The Phillies were demolished in Game 1 of a three-game set at Coors Field, losing 12-1 in a game that was decided in the first inning.


Mother Nature provided the Phillies with an extra day to heal the wounds of Monday night’s harrowing 9-6 loss to the Atlanta Braves.


Monday night's brutal loss was yet another example of the Phillies' bullpen lacking relievers that have the combination of above-average stuff and command of the strike zone.


Phillies pitcher A.J. Burnett has been diagnosed with a hernia, but the team says it can be managed and he will make his scheduled start on Wednesday.