Their two-time Cy Young Award winner has a 13.50 ERA. Their three-time All-Star has a 10.97 ERA. Their bullpen has allowed 10 of the last 11 runners it inherited to score. More than half their pitchers have ERAs of 7.94 or higher. They’ve allowed more runs through six games than any Phillies team in 82 years.

The Phillies’ pitching has been brutal so far.

Yes, it’s only six games. Yes, there are 156 games to go. Yes, things should get better.

Still, the Phillies have the worst ERA in the majors a week into the 2013 season, and that’s not how they wanted to start.

The Phils are 2-4 and three games behind the 5-1 Braves in the N.L. East with a three-game series against the 4-2 Mets at Citizens Bank scheduled to start Monday evening.

After Sunday’s 9-8 loss to the Royals, the Phillies’ team ERA rose to 7.10, the worst in baseball (see story).

Their starters have a 6.75 ERA, also worst in the majors so far, and their relievers have a 7.79 ERA – second-worst in baseball behind the Marlins’ 8.10 mark.

The Phillies have allowed 41 earned runs in their first six games, the most they’ve given up after six games since the 1931 team – with Sheriff Blake, Jumbo Elliott and Phil Collins on the hill – gave up 44 in its first six games.

Cliff Lee was brilliant in his first start, eight innings of two-hit shutout ball, and John Lannan wasn’t bad – three runs, five hits in seven innings – but everybody else has been awful.

“That’s how seasons go sometimes,” manager Charlie Manuel said. “It goes that way sometimes. But we’ll be all right. We played six ballgames, and we haven’t put a solid game together yet.”