The best and worst Phillies performances in June
Which Philadelphia Phillies players had the best and worst performances in June?
The 2022 season is flying by faster than a Jose Alvarado pitch.
In the blink of an eye, we’ve gone from Opening Day to July. The Philadelphia Phillies are 40-37 and with 19 wins in June, are coming off the strongest month of any season since September 2010.
However, June was anything but easy for the Phillies. They fired manager Joe Girardi and replaced him with coach Rob Thomson, and found out that they’d be without Jean Segura and Bryce Harper for well over a month, two devastating blows.
On the whole, though, the Phillies had a great month, and more players deserve to be called out for improving rather than struggling. Before the Phillies kick off July, let’s recap the best and worst June performances…
Best: Kyle Schwarber
June Schwarber is an absolute monster at the plate. Over 27 games, he hit .272/.385/.680 with a 1.065 OPS, over 300 points higher than his OPS in May or April. He also doubled his doubles total for the season, hitting six two-baggers.
And then, of course, there were the 12 home runs. Almost as many as the entire Detroit Tigers team combined (13) this month. It’s not as many as last June when he homered 16 times in an 18-game span, but it’s still an astounding home-run rate.
Worst: Bryce Harper and Jean Segura
Jean Segura and Bryce Harper are each on the Injured List with fractured fingers that required surgery. The Phillies are hopeful that Harper could return in August, but Segura looks more like September, if at this year. Losing them from the lineup hurts immensely, but losing their defensive skills hurts even more.