Nothing is going right for the Phillies. Can they turn it around against the flailing Cincinnati Reds this weekend?
The Phillies lost their eighth straight series to the NL-leading Rockies this week. They were outscored 24-7, allowing eight runs in the first two games and seven in the third before eking out an extra-innings win in the last game of the series.
With this series loss, they are tied for the worst record in the league with the Marlins at 16-29. They are 2-8 in their last ten games and 4-17 in the month of May. While Thursday’s win gave the team a high note to end the series on, the Phillies are still wallowing in the depths of the baseball cellar.
Philadelphia squares up against the Reds this weekend, who are 22-24 this season with a 3-7 record in their last ten games. The last time the two teams met, the Phils won on Opening Day before the Reds took two wins of their own to end the series.
Here are five things to watch for in this weekend’s Phillies-Reds series.