Following another series loss featuring lackluster offense, the Phillies are in need of a line up mix up to jump-start the team.
Sunday night on the national spotlight the Phillies entered the final game of a very rare five-game series against the New York Mets. Despite what had been a very disappointing first four games the Phillies had a chance to climb back into first place following an Atlanta Braves four-game sweep. Yet against a pitcher who came into the evening with an 8.10 ERA, the Mets would have all the runs they needed to win by the second inning.
This wrapped up the club’s fourth consecutive series loss/tie since the four-game sweep of the Marlins. The team is 5-8 during the span averaging just 3.3 runs a game and just 1.5 in losses scoring no more than four in a loss. The bats have now struggled for multiple weeks leading myself and countless others to believe Manager Gabe Kapler should mix things up.
This lineup suggestion would not be one I believe the Phillies should use a month from now, just right now to create a spark in the offense, test out new faces, and let old one reignite their swings. Without further adieu, here is the lineup I believe would put the Phillies in the best spot to win games right now.