The Phillies started off the season with a 16-12 record through the first month. Who was hot and who wasn’t in that stretch?
The first month of the Phillies season can be divided into three parts. The team started off the season 1-4 on the road in catastrophic fashion, breaking a record for the most pitchers used in the first three games of the season. The calls to fire manager Gabe Kapler were swift and deafening after just the first series. He was booed before the home opener in true Philadelphia fashion.
The next part of this season started when the Phillies returned home as the team rattled off 12 wins in 15 games. They had a six-game win streak after back-to-back sweeps of the Reds and Rays. It was exactly the kind of turnaround the club needed.
The third part of this season is the one Philadelphia currently is in. They have won just two of their last eight games and are in danger of being swept by the last-place Marlins Wednesday night. Things went from looking sunny and bright to doom and gloom.
With just over one month of the season completed, let’s take a look back at who was hot and who was not in April, as well as the players somewhere in the middle