The Philadelphia Phillies have done well over the last seven games, thanks largely to improved offense in San Francisco and a sweep in Arizona.
The Phillies have fared a little better since my last write-up, finishing with a 4-3 record over their last seven games. Let’s take a look at who’s been surging and who’s been struggling over the last week of Fightins Baseball.
The club headed to San Francisco for their first visit to the far left coast over this past weekend. There they dropped two of three games to the host and NL West front-running Giants. But they pushed San Fran to the limit in each game.
After that, the team just concluded a perfect trip into the desert of Arizona, where they avenged a sweep at home to the Diamondbacks by sweeping them right back at Chase Field.
The highlight of these final six games on the long nine-game western road trip was a far more consistent performance from the offensive lineup. If the Phillies can continue to turn their offensive game around, their record should begin to stabilize and even could improve in the second half.
The Phils return home now to Citizens Bank Park for a weekend series with the defending World Series champion Kansas City Royals.
When I release my weekly performance writeup next time, along with ‘Surging’ and ‘Struggling’ players, will begin a format in which the piece will cover you for every Monday-Sunday, a true weekly recap. So next week will again include this Dbacks series, but also the weekend with the Royals.
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