After a busy first week (and a fraction), the RPhils stand a 5-4 in the Eastern Division of the Eastern League, 1.5 games behind division leader Trenton. The RPhils had a 4-game winning streak over the first weekend of the season, but have lost far more than they’ve won outside the streak. They are winless on the road, at 0-2. Reading is 4th in the league in BA at .247, with their .659 OPS being 8th in the league, so they really have not been hitting. Their 36 runs scored is, however, tied for 6th in the league, basically dead-center.
The pitching has been a little below league average, with a team ERA of 3.87, but, looking at the peripheral stats, they’re not even that good. Their problem has been walks, as they lead the league with 36 so far while being last in the league with strikeouts, whiffing only 43. They’ve also given up 9 HRs, tied for the most in the league. Honestly, given the talent on this team, the pitching should improve.