They’re down to .245 as a team, which over a full season would be their lowest batting average since 1991. Their on-base percentage so far is an anemic .291, which over a full season would be their worst since 1942. They’re on pace for 131 homers, which would be their fewest since 1998. Their team OPS so far is .677, which would also be their lowest since 1991 and the glory days of Wes Chamberlain, Dave Hollins and Sil Campusano. And maybe the most remarkable stat of all: The Phillies have gone four straight games without drawing a single walk, a streak that matches the second-longest in baseball history. The Phillies aren’t hitting, and general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has no answers. “I think it's good hitters not hitting well more than anything else,” Amaro said Thursday. “I think we've got some guys who can hit. I think the guys are just not hitting.” The Phillies have lost four straight games, scoring just seven runs in those four games. They’ve scored 13 runs in their last seven games, and this is only the fifth time since 1976 they’ve gone seven straight games without scoring more than three runs. After getting swept by the Reds in Cincinnati -– and getting outscored 16-4 in the three games –- the Phils opened an eight-game homestand Thursday with a 4-3 loss to the Cards. Not surprisingly, they were unable to tie the game after getting runners on first and third with nobody out in the bottom of the ninth.
By the numbers: Phillies' stale offense
CSN Philly | Apr 19