Now that Phillies are on a 7 game losing streak as Marlins sweep them, as they fall below .500, will the fans continue to show up or no?
Right now that does not appear to be the 2019 Philadelphia Phillies, currently in free-fall having dropped seven straight and 16 of their last 22—even after spending “stupid money” in the off-season to sign Bryce Harper and other free agents.
Yet as the season nears the midway point, the 39-38 Phils are barely Fightin’. The team that stormed out of the gates like Supermen, going 4-0 while bashing 10 home runs, has turned into a bunch of Clark Kents. Following Sunday’s 6-4 home loss to the lowly Marlins to complete a three-game sweep, they’ve gone from what was a 3 ½ game lead over the Braves in the N.L. East on May 29 to 6 ½ games back..
And in case you’re wondering, yes, the natives are restless, many calling for manager Gabe Kapler’s analytics-driven head. This was not what they expected this season, which seems to be quickly going off the rails.