Phillies continue to struggle out West, lose third straight game 4-3 to the San Francisco Giants
The Philadelphia Phillies dropped their third straight game out west last night with a 4-3 loss to the San Francisco Giants.
Last night, the struggles continued out in the Bay Area as the Phillies’ offense continued to struggle with runners in scoring position.
Thankfully, Bryson Stott managed to snap an ugly 0-for-28 skid with RISP in the fourth inning with a single to right-center to cut the Giants’ lead to 2-1.
The streak marked the longest hitless streak with RISP since July 2009 when they managed to go 0-for-34. (via MLB.com)
To say the very least, the Phillies start to the 2022-23 season has been an emotional rollercoaster.
The Ups and Downs of the Philadelphia Phillies
Even with Stott breaking the trend, the Phillies followed up his at-bat going 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position and now are a miserable 1-for-33 during their three-game skid.
Not as bad as 0-for-34 but at that point, what’s the difference right?
Zack Wheeler was on the mound last night and really didn’t live up to that “ace” like he has over his last few outings. Wheeler allowed four runs in six innings that were paired with a few defensive blunders.
With two outs in the top of the ninth inning, Schwarber managed to hit his 10th home run of the season to cut the Phillies deficit to just a single run, but that was all she wrote out in San Francisco.
Kyle Schwarber Hits 10th Home Run of the Season
Originally tweeted by Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) on May 17, 2023.
Up Next for the Phillies
The Phillies will play at 3:45PM today out in The Bay before finally returning home to face the Chicago Cubs and the Arizona Diamondbacks for the next six games at Citizens Bank Park.
While I absolutely love the start times of these games, West Coast trips always seem to suck for the Phillies. I still don’t think there’s any reason to panic. The Major League Baseball season officially starts on June 1st, so the Phillies still have roughly two weeks to get things moving in the right direction.
After losing three straight, the Phillies fell back to 20-22 on the season and currently sit in third place in the National League Standings, a game behind the Fish in second and six back from the East-leading Atlanta Braves.